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Superman: Red Son starring Henry Cavill idea teased by Kingsman director

Angharad Redden

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Superman: Red Son starring Henry Cavill idea teased by Kingsman director

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Despite being replaced as Superman in the upcoming DC adaptations, director Matthew Vaughn has expressed interest in bringing back Henry Cavill for a Superman: Red Son movie.

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Much to fan's dismay, 2023 saw Henry Cavill get replaced by David Corenswet in the role of DC’s Superman. Corenswet will be donning the tight suit and making his hero debut in Superman: Legacy which is set to hit cinemas on 11 July 2025 but for Cavill, it was seemingly time to hang up his cape. That was until Kingsman and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn had a lightbulb moment during a recent interview.

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In an interview with the BroBible's Post Credit Podcast, Vaughn was asked about his thoughts on a possible Superman: Red Son movie. For those who don’t know, Red Son reimagines Superman as a hero raised in the Soviet Union. Created by Mark Millar, the story follows Clark Kent as he arrives on a Ukrainian collective farm and becomes a state-sponsored hero.

Described as "the Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact,” Vaughn believes a potential Red Son movie would be a chance to take into account the issues going on in the world right now.

Vaughn describes Superman: Red Son as “one of the cleverest comics” and that "it's certainly become a lot more relevant because ignorance causes more issues, and I think the more we learn about Russia and Russian history..." The filmmaker pauses in thought before adding, "Could you imagine remaking Red Son with Henry Cavill? That would be an interesting movie."

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After working with Cavill on his recent movie, Argyle, it is high praise indeed from Vaughn but it remains to be seen if his plans will actually come into fruition.

Topics: DC, TV And Film

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