Despite reports of Justice League star Henry Cavil donning his supersuit to once again play the Man of Steel for director Zack Snyder‘s upcoming reshoots, the actor denies any involvement. As Cavil told Collider, he is “not shooting anything additional. No.”
“It’s all stuff that has been already done,” he explained. “Obviously I don’t know how things are going to evolve and change and adapt depending on now a different length of movie and whatever may happen in post-production. Whatever lessons may be learned from … what is it? Four years since Justice League came out? Four years’ worth of fan reaction. For me…I’m now just watching the party.”
On Wednesday, a Hollywood Reporter article indicated Cavil, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Ray Fisher would form a reconstituted League for a round of reshoots next month. According to the report, Snyder needs additional scenes to complete his cut of the film — a mammoth opus to be presented in four hour-long parts on HBO Max next year.
Besides Cavil flat denial, Collider points out flying into Los Angeles for reshoots would seriously delay production of Cavil’s Netflix series, The Witcher, which shoots in the UK and obeys strict 14-day quarantines for anyone leaving or entering the country.
The Justice League reshoots, which are said to add an additional $30 million to the overall budget, appear to be a real thing, though. It just remains to be seen if Affleck, Gadot, and Fisher will deny their participation as well.