DCEU and controversies go hand in hand. Ever since Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel premiered and kicked off the DC franchise, things have been steadily going downhill for the superhero franchise, widely considered to be the MCU’s biggest rival.
Justice League, Shazam 2, Batman vs. Superman, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 84, and Black Adam are all franchise disappointments.
The only couple of bright spots in the franchise are the solo first Wonder Woman and Aquaman films. However, one star was always beloved in the middle of all this mess- Henry Cavill.
Even though Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, and the two Justice League films divided audiences all over the globe, it was deniable that people loved Cavill, and even amid it all, his fan following only grew.
James Gunn and Peter Safran are ready to begin anew with the DCU. However, before that, they must wrap up three films- Blue Beetle, Aquaman 2, and The Flash. For a long time, it has been rumored that The Flash will say goodbye to the Snyderverse and DCEU. It’s even known that Ben Affleck’s Batman will be in it. There are also rumors that Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will show up too. But what about Cavill? Is he in it?
Henry Cavill’s Superman was seen in the latest teaser released on The Flash. The YouTuber JoBlo released the clip. It showed Superman helping during a crisis in Guatemala, where Henry Cavill’s Superman uses his heat vision to seal an erupting volcano.
However, we don’t see Cavill’s face in the clip. As such, after Shazam and Peacemaker, this is the third time faceless Superman has made an appearance. Whether Henry Cavill’s face will be shown in The Flash is unknown.
Does Henry Cavill Appear in The Flash?
The Flash is less than a week away from release, and Warner Bros Discovery is ramping up promotions. The marketing for the Ezra Miller-led and Andy Muschietti-directed film has been based on positive word of mouth.
After all, superstar Tom Cruise himself reportedly complimented the film. Michael Keaton’s Batman and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl are also said to be bright spots in the well-received film.
But there’s one thing audiences want to know above everything- is Henry Cavill in The Flash? He is, in a way. In the latest teaser of the film, posted by YouTuber JoBlo, Barry Allen is at a sandwich shop, queueing up to get his order. He then gets a call from Alfred Pennyworth, who asks him to help with a robbery.
But Allen says he’s already late for work and asks if Superman can handle the issue. Alfred informs him that the man of steel is “otherwise engaged.”
A TV screen in the sandwich shop reveals that Superman is helping a crisis in Guatemala. In the clip, he uses his heat vision to seal a volcano about to erupt. So it looks like it’s up to Barry to stop the robbery.
Even though we see Superman, his face is never shown. So this is the third project where we don’t see his face. The first was in the post-credits scene of Shazam, then in the last episode of Peacemaker, and now in The Flash.
As such, even though the Superman Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen knows is Henry Cavill’s version, his face isn’t shown. This is certainly odd. It’s even weirder because Michael Shannon’s Zod is in the film.
In 2022, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Henry Cavill had shot for a cameo in The Flash and had been paid $250,000 for it. So is this the scene he shot?
If it is, why didn’t they show his face? There’s speculation that the actual scene shot by Cavill was of him meeting Ezra’s Barry Allen in the speed force.
Since Henry Cavill is not part of James Gunn’s DCU, so it’s possible that the original scene he shot for isn’t being kept. After all, it would make it harder for audiences to move on from his version of the last son of Krypton. Also, it would confuse the general audience if they saw Cavill’s hero in The Flash after he announced his DC departure in 2022. However, fans hope to see the original scene Cavill shot someday.
The Flash will arrive in theaters on Friday, June 16, 2023.
So what do you think of this Superman tease in The Flash?
Should WBD have shown Henry Cavill’s face? Or is it better to keep Superman faceless so that audiences don’t get attached to him as James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy will bring in a new Superman?
Let us know in the comments below.