With Superman, the DCU could have its multiverse event like Spider-Man: No Way Home. With Henry Cavill’s return as Superman, the Man of Steel is finally back in the DCU’s plans for the first time in years. James Gunn and Peter Safran, co-CEOs of DC Studios, are making plans for the future of the DCU. Superman will likely be one of the essential DCU characters in the future.
One thing that will happen in the future of the DCU franchise is that the multiverse will be explored. The Flash will open the doors to the multiverse when it comes out. Spider-Man: No Way Home, which will be a big hit for Marvel and Sony in 2021, also has its own story involving the Spider-Men played by Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland. Since it’s still unclear how the DCU will explore its multiverse, a “No Way Home”-style meeting of different versions of Superman could be an excellent plot for the franchise.
DC’s Multiverse Needs More Than Just Multiple Versions Of Different Characters
Crisis on Infinite Earths was the first time DC used the Multiverse, and The Flash will keep going in this direction. However, the story possibilities this opens can be limited if they are not used well. The idea of the “multiverse” makes it possible for different versions of the same character to exist simultaneously. Because of this, each version must have unique characteristics that show other parts of the character’s mythology. The Spider-Man team-up in No Way Home did this very well, but if it hadn’t, the gimmick would have been little more than having different people play the same character.
No Way Home worked well because Maguire, Garfield, and Holland’s versions of Spider-Man were all very different. This made it fun for people to watch the three heroes work together. DC has already started down this path with its different versions of Batman, like Ben Affleck’s scarred “street fighter of the night” and Robert Pattinson’s “sleuth-like detective” in “The Batman.” If Michael Keaton comes back as Batman in The Flash, he will probably keep his gothic eccentricity from Tim Burton’s Batman movies. This will give audiences a chance to see three very different versions of Batman at the same time. In the same way, the groundwork has been laid for Superman.
Superman is portrayed in different ways by Cavill, Hoechlin, and Routh
Henry Cavill’s returning Superman has changed from an outsider with self-doubt to a fully confident beacon of hope throughout his four appearances. In contrast, Hoechlin and Routh have taken different approaches to the Man of Steel. Routh’s Superman, the modern version of Christopher Reeve’s Superman, was last seen as the Kingdom Come-inspired Superman with grey temples in Crisis on Infinite Earth.
Hoechlin, on the other hand, has played five different versions of Superman in different universes. On Superman & Lois, he is mainly seen as a version of Clark Kent, who gives up journalism for the challenges of raising teenage sons. Even though Cavill, Hoechlin, and Routh all show the purity of Superman, their versions of Kal-El are different, and each is a compelling version of the character on his own. The fact that each of their “Men of Steel” is unique would make it cool to see all three at once.