If you haven't seen Justice League be warned that minor spoilers are ahead.
Now if you have seen the movie, you would remember that the first few minutes consisted of what appears to be an amateur video of Henry Cavill's Superman. This presumably happened after the events of Man of Steel. and a young boy who is holding the camera or phone posts a question to the superhero. "What's the best thing about planet Earth?" he asks. Superman seems to ponder the question but much to the frustration of the audience the camera cuts away.
If you've been haunted by that unanswered question as much as I was, fret not because Henry Cavill has given his take on what he thinks his character might say.
"I think — and I imagine Superman would also think, the greatest quality of people and humankind is their capacity to love regardless of hardship or difficulties or personal trials," Cavill says in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. He then elaborates, "People can be living in the most horrendous war zone or under the most incredible oppression and yet they can still love so selflessly and so unconditionally — and still bear hope through that love. It's amazing to see what people can do. I think Superman would recognize that and appreciate it."
Which really does sound like something the superhero would say. In my mind though, I keep imagining Superman's answer would be something a little less profound like, pizza?
Although that would be out of step from the dark and morose Superman that we were introduced to in Man of Steel and further reinforced in the even darker Batman V Superman. However in Justice League we are seeing shades of a less uptight Superman and in the same interview Cavill has hinted that he wants his character to move towards that direction more.
"There is a fantastic chance to show Superman in his full colors and tell a very complex, character-driven movie that is based on story and have that wonderful sensation of hope and happiness. A feel-good movie with lessons laced in there as well." Cavill says.
A feel-good Superman movie, now that is something to look forward to.