In three short weeks, comic book fans will be treated to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will continue to build the DC Extended Universe’s slate of superhero movies following the release of Man of Steel in 2013. The new superhero movie has been three years in the making and fans are expecting something epic and big with the first live-action movie to feature the Dark Knight and the Son of Krypton.
While we’re also expecting to see other superheroes making cameo appearances in Batman V Superman – for certain Wonder Woman, but also The Flash and Aquaman – it’s still unclear if the new comic book movie’s leads will appear in the two DCEU movies due to arrive before Justice League Part One in 2017 – namely, Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman. We already know Batman (Ben Affleck) will make a cameo appearance in Suicide Squad later this year (since that footage was included in the film’s 2015 Comic-Con sizzle reel/trailer), but what about Superman (Henry Cavill)?
In an interview with Brazilian magazine Superinteressante (via CBR), Henry Cavill opened up about possibly appearing in other DCEU movies. Although he doesn’t confirm cameos in any upcoming films, the 32-year-old teased a possible cameo in Wonder Woman. When asked if he’d appear in Suicide Squad, Cavill said:
“Not in ‘Suicide Squad’. In ‘Wonder Woman,’ I haven’t heard anything yet, but watch that space. And in anything else, I don’t know just yet if anything else gets shot between.”
Wonder Woman is currently in production, so there’s a possibility that Cavill could film something between now and the movie’s June 2017 theatrical release date. We also know that Justice League Part One goes into production in April, so it’s more than likely something short and sweet with Superman could be filmed to be used for a later movie, like The Flash or Aquaman, or as a post-credits sequence. If Warner Bros. Pictures is serious about creating a shared superhero universe, then their characters ought to appear in other movies to make it more whole and complete.
Indeed, many Marvel Cinematic Universe characters do just that – bouncing back and forth between Marvel Studios’ movies in special cameo appearances. For example, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) appeared in The Incredible Hulk, while Captain America (Chris Evans) appeared during Thor: The Dark World, as Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston) projected imitation. It’s plausible that Cavill will appear in an upcoming DCEU movie other than Batman V Superman and Justice League, in order to further strengthen the sense of a shared cinematic universe between the studios’ DC comic book adaptations.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25, 2016, which is followed by Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps. on June 19, 2020.