Following the inarguable success of Man of Steel (the film is currently past the $400 million mark in profits) there has been a lot of talk about the possibility of a Justice League franchise to rival Marvel’s Avengers. Man of Steel star Henry Cavill, however, doesn’t believe this is happening any time soon. Before traveling to Los Angeles yesterday (June 26) the star made a stop at ABC News, where he mentioned the Justice League project, among other things.

Henry Cavill, LAX
Cavill is a busy man these days, after Man of Steel made him an international superstar.

“I think it would be great to do, but I don't think it's around the corner.” Cavill explained, according to The Daily Mail. Apparently, the actor thinks that uniting the many DC characters would present a much bigger challenge than the Marvel franchise did, since Zack Snyder has created a dark, realistic universe, which would hardly be accommodating for otherworldly, over-the-top characters like Wonder Woman or the Green Lantern.

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The actor reportedly explained: 'Justice League could be great if done correctly. It's a very tough one to do because the DC comic heroes are all god-like in their power. So in this real world universe, real world setting we're telling our story in, it's going to be tough to achieve that,” Cavill explained and continued. “It has to be done very delicately with a lot of thought. So, it won't be right away. I hope it's not, anyway.” Which makes sense to some extent, but at the same time, statements by Snyder and people at Time Warner have made it clear that this is the end goal – a massive franchise to rival The Avengers. So it is entirely possible that the studio will handle the whole thing much less delicately than Cavill apparently expects. Still, with DC fans having waited years for a Justice League movie, there’s a lot riding on the project.

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Justice League won't be anytime soon, says Cavill.