LOS ANGELES, Nov 1 — Henry Cavill has acknowledged that DC’s extended universe “hasn’t necessarily worked”.
In an interview with The Rake Magazine, the 34-year-old actor who stars as Superman in the DC movies acknowledged that the films have proven to be profitable, but he also understands why they haven’t always been well received by fans and critics — and not just because of the Marvel factor.
“Even if Marvel didn’t exist, we’d struggle,” he told the publication.
“There was a style that [the filmmakers] were going for, an attempt to be different and look at things from a slightly different perspective, which hasn’t necessarily worked.”
Cavill added that while the films have made money they haven’t given everyone what they wanted.
“It hasn’t given everyone the sensation which superheroes should give the viewer,” he was quoted as saying.
For Cavill, one film was the major exception: Wonder Woman.
“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.”
He also felt like Wonder Woman was a turning point for DC’s extended universe.
“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 continued.
“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.”
It should be noted that Cavill isn’t the only actor in the DC’s extended universe to criticise it. Gal Gadot recently spoke out about the way Wonder Woman was portrayed in Batman v Superman.
The next instalment in DC’s extended universe is Justice League which will be released on November 17.