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Henry Cavill Knocks DC Film ‘Style’ Up Until ‘Wonder Woman': ‘Hasn’t Necessarily Worked’

”It is a wonderful time for the female hero,“ ”Justice League“ star says

Superman himself thinks the DC Extended Universe needs some fresh star power.

In a recent interview with The Rake, Henry Cavill said that the “style” DC films were previously going for “hasn’t necessarily worked.”

“It hasn’t given everyone that sensation which superheroes should give the viewer,” he said, adding that the stand-alone “Wonder Woman” movie featuring Gal Gadot did wonders to change that.

“I think it is a wonderful time for the female hero,” he said. “It is the perfect setting in social politics right now, we need it, we want that perspective, and ‘Wonder Woman’ has struck at the ideal time and has become a phenomenal success, which is fantastic.”

Cavill said he’s glad for DC Films turned a corner with “Wonder Woman,” and that he wants to “keep telling the Superman story; selfishly, that works for me.”

Cavill’s interview appeared in the print version of The Rake (captured in the below tweet).


“I feel like now, the right mistakes have been made and they haven’t been pandered [to], and we can start telling the stories in the way they need to be told,” Cavill went on. “It is even better to come back from a mistake or stylistic error into the correct vein because it will make it seem that much stronger. ‘Wonder Woman’ was the first step in the right direction.”

You can catch “Justice League” in theaters on Nov. 17.