Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill was at CinemaCon this week to promote his next movie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and in an interview with MTV (transcription via CBM), he was inevitably asked about his return as the Man of Steel. Cavill affirmed that he has not seen the final film yet, but he hopes to “sometime this year.” He then reveals that, despite assumption otherwise, Batman v Superman is technically NOT a sequel to Man of Steel.
“I wouldn’t call this a Superman sequel,” Cavill says, “This is Batman versus Superman, so it’s a separate entity altogether. It’s introducing the Batman character, and expanding upon this universe, which was kicked off by Man of Steel. It’s an introduction to the [Batman] character, and ultimately an introduction to Justice League.” So, while Dawn of Justice is a follow-up to Man of Steel in terms of continuing the story and expanding the universe, it shouldn’t be considered Man of Steel 2, like some previously have.
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