Henry Cavill Shares Throwback Superman Pajama Photo In Honor of His Mom

Henry Cavill has posted an image of himself as a young child wearing Superman pajamas in honor of his mother on International Women’s Day.

Henry Cavill has posted an image of himself as a child wearing Superman pajamas in honor of his mother on International Women’s Day. Cavill began playing the superhero for real in 2013’s Man Of Steel, and continued with the role in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the theatrical cut of Justice League. He’s set to feature prominently – and in his iconic post-resurrection black suit – in Zack Snyder’s upcoming cut of Justice League on HBO Max.

In stark contrast to the self-assured, effortlessly noble Superman of the Christopher Reeve films, Cavill’s last son of Krypton was a more conflicted hero, doubting both his place in the world and humanity’s worthiness of his abilities. Even after coming out to the world as Superman, this was still a version of Clark Kent prone to moping and brooding much more than past iterations. It remains a polarizing take on the character, with some fans feeling it was a necessary 21st century evolution, while many others believing it’s an iteration that lacks too much of what makes Superman unique.

No matter what one makes of the movies he’s starred in, it does feel a little like Cavill was destined to play Superman, the latest proof of which is a very cute image Cavill posted on Instagram of himself as a young lad in Superman pajamas to honor his mother on International Women’s Day. Check out the image below:

It’s unclear how much of a future there will be for Cavill’s Superman. Beyond expanded footage in Snyder’s sprawling four hour cut of Justice League, there are no other concrete plans for Cavill’s Superman. And with the news that J.J. Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates are developing a new Superman reboot – likely separate from the DCEU shared universe like The Batman and Joker – it’s entirely possible we’ve seen the last of Cavill’s Superman.

If Cavill’s time as Superman is either at its end or nearing it, that’s a genuine shame. He’s arguably at the height of his movie star powers, a more interesting actor than he was eight years ago in Man Of Steel (and he was still pretty good in that). Cavill has expressed his love for the part and his wishes to keep playing him; he deserves another crack at a Superman film with different creative talent. Ironically, Abrams and Coates are the kind of talent that could breathe new life into Cavill’s Superman if they chose to. Sadly for fans of Cavill, there have been no indications that’s in the cards.

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