Henry Cavill Discusses MAN OF STEEL's Controversial General Zod Moment And Which Storyline He Wants To Adapt

Henry Cavill Discusses MAN OF STEEL's Controversial General Zod Moment And Which Storyline He Wants To Adapt

Fans are still finding fault with the decisions made by Zack Snyder in Man of Steel and now Henry Cavill addresses Superman choosing to kill General Zod and reveals where he'd like to take the hero next.

Zack Snyder's take on Superman in Man of Steel was much darker than what moviegoers were expecting and one of the most controversial moments came when the hero chose to snap General Zod's neck in order to stop the Kryptonian villain from murdering an innocent family. Now, during an interview to promote Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Henry Cavill has shared his thoughts on that. 

According to the actor, the plan may have been to use that moment to create a more heroic version of Superman; unfortunately, the decision to create a DC Extended Universe brought those to a halt.

"The killing of Zod would have led to a wonderful reason why Superman never kills. Not, he never kills just because his dad said so one day. He made the decision himself because of an impossible scenario, to which he then said, ‘I don't care if it's impossible again, I'm gonna find a way to make it possible in the impossible.’" That no doubt would have sat a whole lot better with fans. 
Unfortunately, Batman v Superman meant "we didn't get the opportunity to show the other side of it, the ‘I'm ready to be Superman now and I'm ready to show the world the best examples’. That's where the joy and glee comes from, and that sense of warmth from the character, which is his real superpower – he makes people believe in themselves. It was a shame because it would've been nice, and it would have been a lovely coupling with the seriousness and the depth of Man of Steel."
While Cavill made it clear that he still isn't sure whether or not he'll get the chance to play Superman again, there is one storyline he seems to be particularly keen on adapting. Describing For Tomorrow as "one of my favourite comic books," he added: "I would definitely like to tell a story like that. There's an opportunity to keep on telling Superman stories, and getting them exactly right. Showing the things like hope and joy and that wonderful power of his to make people believe in themselves."

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