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Henry Cavill Somehow Manages To Shade His Superman Films In The Nicest Way Possible

At least he's professional in his bluntness.

It probably goes without saying that the DCEU Superman movies starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel aren’t particularly great. It’s not entirely his fault of course as you can only do so much with the material you’re given and when said material is a turd, well, you can only polish it so much before you realise it’s still a turd.

Henry Cavill is busy working on The Witcher now but still holds the Superman character dear to his heart. As for the movies though, that’s a different matter.

Chatting to Men’s Health about his time in the DCEU, Cavill manages to be simultaneously shady yet also professional in critiquing the three films he’s portrayed Superman in.

For his first outing, Man of Steel, Cavill had nothing but nice words: “A great starting point. If I were to go back, I don’t think I’d change anything.” Fair enough, it was his big debut after all and it did well enough.

But when asked about the dumpster fire that was Batman v Superman, he says it was “very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie,” which is basically another way of saying, it’s crappiness has nothing to do with me or Superman.

And when the god awful Justice League came up, he bluntly said “It didn’t work.” Well there’s no need to dig into any potential subtext in that answer, though you can bet your arse that hardcore DCEU fanboys will use this as ammunition to keep pushing that stupid “Snyder Cut” movement forward.

Look, I’d be mad too at the final result of Justice League too.

While he’s not a fan of two of the three DCEU films he’s been in, it seems like Henry Cavill isn’t giving up the Superman cape just yet. When asked about potentially being replaced with a younger model, he says he hasn’t “given up the role.”

“There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

Oh we shall see alright but it looks like we’ll be waiting for a bit given his involvement with The Witcher and the Superman-less slate of confirmed DCEU films.

But hey, maybe the time between Superman films will benefit everyone as the filmmakers might finally be able to get a good script together, which in turn will mean the final product won’t be subjected to another polite yet scathing Henry Cavill critique.

No One Wants The Creepy 'Cats' Movie, Not Even Furries

The only thing more cooked than the film is its ridiculous (rumoured) budget.

Look, I’m sure a big-budget, live-action CGI film adaptation of the blockbuster musical, Cats, starring superstars like Taylor Swift and Idris Elba was a good idea on paper, but if the official trailer is anything to go by, the final result settles somewhere between “nightmare fuel” and “even furries would have trouble fapping to this.”

Given the reaction to the first Cats trailer, which can be summed up as “WTF did I just watch,” this second trailer tries to shine the spotlight on the actual plot and the results are, well, mixed.

Kudos to the Cats marketing team for trying to take the attention away from the creepy CGI human/cat hybrids, but there’s simply no way people aren’t going to notice the fur.

I’m not sure which is worse, the filmmakers somehow achieving the impossible by turning Idris Elba and Taylor Swift into things that’ll scar you for life or the fact that they apparently spent over $400 million on this movie.

It certainly hasn’t won any new furries over either. After the first Cats trailer proved to be terrible fapping material for furries, the latest trailer hasn’t done anything to change anyone’s mind or stir their loins.

No one asked for a Cats movie and that sentiment hasn’t changed after seeing the trailers. But the internet being the internet, folks have managed to turn this dumpster fire into some meme gold.

Hey, if you just can’t like something no matter how much you want to, might as well make some jokes out of it. And boy were there some solid jokes to come out of the new Cats trailer.

But look, let’s try and fight the urge to judge too much before Cats drops upon us on Boxing Day. Who knows, it could be a masterpiece. I’m not banking on it, but it might be!

Oh Dear God, Please Don't Turn 'OK Boomer' Into A TV Show

Such a boomer move to do.

Hoo boy, just when you couldn’t think this whole “OK boomer” thing couldn’t get more out of hand, it somehow keeps escalating. It’s become a war cry for millennials and Gen Z, a source of stress (and potential legal case) for baby boomers, and now it’s in the works to somehow become a TV show on Fox.

According to the findings of trademark attorney Josh Gerben, Fox has filed a trademark application for “OK Boomer” with the intention of launching a TV show with the same title.

Now this may seem like a bad joke but Gerben says this isn’t just something Fox can apply for with the intention of sitting on it and maybe using it later.

Based on the language of the application, it certainly seems like Fox have every intention of making an “OK boomer” reality, comedy and/or game show for TV. Gerban tells CNN that the studio wouldn’t file this unless a TV show was in serious consideration.

Before we get into hypotheticals over what kind of show “OK boomer” will be and all the millennial and Gen Z outrage that’ll likely come from this, Gerben opines that this application will likely get denied as “OK boomer” is a “widely used message.”

He says that a trademark registration won’t be issued to a “phrase that is commonly used to convey a social or political message” and the viral nature of “OK boomer” means it is near-impossible to identify “the source or a product or service,” which essentially defeats the purpose of a trademark.

As dodgy of a move this is, it’s not the first time someone has tried to trademark “OK boomer” for something. Some chap has filed an application for a clothing brand, another company has filed for a stickers and decals brand, and another bloke filed a trademark for a different TV show idea.

Talk about jumping the shark.

Given how annoyed “OK boomer” has made baby boomers everywhere, we shouldn’t be surprised that they’re trying to monetise the phrase as some sort of petty revenge that’ll also land them some big bucks.

But if that whole Kylie Jenner “rise and shine” saga has taught us anything, it’s that this application will likely fail and those who applied for the trademark will doubly feel the wrath of “OK boomer” as a consequence.

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