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Henry Cavill Hints At Justice League Movie Being Made: Man of Steel Predicted $700 Million

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Fri, 02/15/2013 - 13:02

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2432:]] Zack Snyder will be relaunching Superman come June with Henry Cavill in the Man of Steel.

It's a new take on the classic character; one more grounded in reality, but one more equally taking Superman where he's never been before with all out action and excitement.

We've also heard that the Justice League movie is resting on the shoulders of Snyder and Cavill; that Warners is waiting on the success of the Man of Steel.

Well, here's some good news: In the latest issue of Total Film magazine, with a feature on Henry Cavill, it's listed that the Man of Steel has a predicted box office of $700 million. To put the number in perspective, that's almost twice the worldwide gross of Superman Returns which came in at around $380 mill and change back in 2006.

Total Film questioned Henry Cavill on the fact that he has signed on for a three picture deal and that could lead into a whole new franchise with "Mos spin-offs - sequels, threequels, and a move to a superhero mash-up to rival The Avengers with Supes joining Batman and others for a Justice League film."

"A decision's being made, I'm sure, post opening weekend!" Cavill responded rather enthusiastically, judging from the description listed in Total Film Magazine.

Cavill went on to also state that the lure of such a big franchise wasn't necessarily what hooked him into the movie as he does say in the interview he will be looking at other movies and roles post-Man of Steel, with mention of Fifty Shades of Grey being rumored.

Cavill says a lot of it has to do with the fact that it's such a good movie with a good script and director.

"Not necessarily," Cavill remarks when Total Film mentioned it was "good business" for an actor to take on a built-in franchise, with fellow British actors Daniel Craig, Andrew Garfield, Christian Bale and Tom Hiddleston named. "I think this is just a great movie with a great script and director. You don't need a franchise to really need choices. Does it [help]? Does it or Doesn't it? Do people then see you only as that character, or do they see you otherwise? Who knows? It certainly gives you that extra oomph in the negotiating room. 

"But I don't think it's down to having a franchise helping you with more choice,"Cavill offered. "It's just a great movie."


Man of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 in IMAX 3D directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Michael Shannon as Zod, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Kevin Coster as Jonathan "Pa" Ke nt, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha "Ma" Kent, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Antje Traue as Faora and Aylet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Man of Steel movie news hub for more.