The DC movies are bleak to say the very least, and their big Marvel competitor Justice League failed to earn a place in fans' hearts as much as Marvel's Avengers team-ups.
The film, which holds a 40% from critics on the movie reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and was DC's lowest grossing film in the DCEU, was meant be their new flagship, but the failure, to Superman actor Henry Cavill, was a teachable moment.
"I think all these things have their place and their time,” Cavill told CBM. "There are many reasons why the audience have responded in the way they responded. It’s all lessons learned.”
Despite combining Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice characters Superman and Batman (Ben Affleck) with newcomers Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Flash (Ezra Miller), and newly minted star Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the film did undergo serious reshoots and even a director shake-up, when Zach Snyder had to leave and was replaced by Avengers director Joss Whedon.
Cavill also commented on the "mustache" cover-up, as he was contractually obligated to keep the facial hair due to his role in the sixth Mission Impossible film, and his hidden role in Justice League, marketing both "ridiculous."
He remains interested in continuing his role as Superman, however; commenting that a project like Man of Steel 2 still holds “a whole bunch of Superman story that I want to tell.”