Justice League star Henry Cavill has posted a big thank you to fans as the film finally makes its debut in theaters. It's been a long wait for fans to find out the fate of Cavill's Superman, who perished at the hands of Doomsday in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, only to give a faint feeling of hope as the tiniest particles levitated from his coffin in the film's final scene.
Naturally, fans knew the Man of Steel would be back in some form in Justice League, and to the credit of Warner Bros. and DC Films, the way Superman has reemerged has been kept under tight wraps. But upon its arrival Thursday night in previews, fans of the DC Extended Universe anchor at long last are discovering just how the character is returning in Justice League, and Cavill is thanking them for their patience and dedication.
In a new, heartfelt post on his Instagram account, Cavill is calling fans "incredible, amazing, wonderful people," and that he's "endlessly grateful" for them. See the complete post below.
To you the fans, what can I say...you are incredible, amazing, wonderful people and for you I am endlessly grateful. Thank you. These Superheroes that we play are you and you are them. Your passion, your patience, your belief in the magic is why I do what I do. Thank you all for coming and for your support. Being on this journey with you is special beyond words. #JusticeLeague #Hope #Superman #You
It's always wonderful to see such sincere posts from the likes of Cavill, who, while establishing his career in such films as Stardust, Tristan + Isolde and Immortals, as well as the Showtime series The Tudors, truly experienced his breakthrough with Man of Steel in 2013. And while he's expanded his career to include such films as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and the upcoming Mission: Impossible 6, he clearly hasn't lost sight of the fact that his role in the DCEU is what catapulted him to stardom.
Fans, naturally, have helped account for Cavill's burgeoning career by buying tickets to see him in Man of Steel and Batman V Superman, and clearly that dedication remains with the early reception to Justice League. While the film is currently riding a middling 38 percent "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes with critics (that number could change, as more reviews are roll in), it clearly won't be deterring fans from seeing the film in theaters in its opening frame, where its estimated to earn between $110 million to $120 million domestically.
And while that projected opening for Justice League is far lower than Batman V Superman's blockbuster take of $166 million stateside in 2016 (on its way to final domestic take of $330.3 million and $542.9 million overseas for a final global tally of $873.2 million), the fact that the film is looking to earn north of $100 million is something Cavill – as well as the rest of the Justice League cast and crew – can be thankful for, starting with their gratitude of the fans.
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