While we don’t know when he’s returning as Superman, Henry Cavill is making his debut as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher. Though he won’t return as the Man of Steel anytime soon, Cavill compares his upcoming portrayal to two of DC’s biggest heroes.
Talking to @KevinMcCarthyTV, Cavill explains, "There are some strong similarities drawn… Geralt of Rivia is almost like a blend of Superman and Batman," Cavill starts the comparison. "He’s bigger, stronger, faster than your average person, but he’s also exceptionally good at detective work, and he was orphaned and abandoned, and he’s grown up in an incredibly harsh environment and trained exceptionally hard, and so if you were to take those two characters and blend them together and then put them in a fantasy/medieval setting, then you’ll probably get someone like Geralt of Rivia.”
Cavill also goes on to summarize that Geralt has more of the external Batman personality, but an internal Superman heart. I guess that would also kind of mean Batman anyway, since Batman, deep down, is always going to be the good guy.
For now, it seems like WB is still trying to figure out how to push forward with Superman, therefore giving time for Cavill to try out other projects like The Witcher. Hopefully J.J. Abrams has an interesting treatment for the character, and hopefully, we could have an up and running DCEU, as if Justice League never happened.
Catch The Witcher when it debuts on Netflix on Dec. 20.