Zack Snyder's Justice League: Superman's Henry Cavill Explains the Importance of the Snyder Cut

By Pierre Chanliau Updated:
Henry Cavill on left with Justice League on right

It was reported in September that there would be additional filming for Justice League Director's Cut. While it would only be one week of shooting, likely for pickups, it still excited fans to know that Warner Bros. was giving Zack Snyder the opportunity. It was expected that Ray Fisher, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Henry Cavill would be a part of these reshoots, but the latter was shown to be false.

Henry Cavill had actually clarified that he would not be involved in this additional filming for Zack Snyder's cut of Justice League. However, just because Cavill won't be involved further with Zack Snyder's cut, this doesn't mean that it lacks support from the actor, as he made clear in a new interview.


In an interview with Henry Cavill on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via CinemaBlend) promoting his latest role in Enola Holmes, the actor discussed his excitement at seeing Zack Snyder's Justice League cut finally realized:

"I’m just really excited to see his vision realized. He got to be the train. I think it’s only fair that train gets to reach its station which he was aiming for, and I think it’s important that that vision is realized. Whether you agree with it or not, it doesn’t matter. It’s a storyteller’s, it’s a filmmaker’s right to have that vision realized. I’m excited to see it. I’m excited to see what that vision was and how it looks."

Cavill also says that the biggest advantage that Zack Snyder has now is the benefit of hindsight.

"[Zack's] got the advantage of hindsight now. It’s going to be even better. I just want to see a good movie or a series of movies [laughs]."


In the past, Henry Cavill said that he hadn't seen the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League when the campaign to have it released was more than two years going. Now that Zack Snyder is being given the opportunity to complete his cut of Justice League, it's great to see Henry Cavill excited to finally see it.

This also makes it clear that, according to Cavill's own words, that his parts are "...stuff that has been already done." This means that his lack of involvement is more than likely explained by Snyder not needing him back. Remember, this is only a week of shooting, so it isn't likely that Snyder will be filming any new, elaborate scenes for this cut of Justice League.

- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.