HENRY CAVILL Posts Video Amid 'Superman' Exit Reports
Fans were shocked over the news that Henry Cavill who played Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman and Justice League has exited the DC Extended Universe. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to drop the bombshell news and it spread like wildfire.
Henry Cavill who first donned the blue suit for 2013's #ManOfSteel, and then starred in 2016's #BatmanvSuperman and last year's #JusticeLeague, is said to be hanging up the red cape. pic.twitter.com/TXCyXfRUPl— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 12, 2018
Some DCEU fans didn't see it coming and went absolutely berserk on social media:
Henry Cavill isn't Superman anymore.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) September 12, 2018
It's not even 9 am but today is over. pic.twitter.com/B9piKBFDzB
I enjoy Henry Cavill Superman. I still fight people on the street over Man of Steel's redeeming qualities. Hope this is a false report. Idk man.— Jake Baldino (@JakeBaldino) September 12, 2018
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Henry Cavill was someone I had been rooting for to play #Superman since 2003. If this is true, I am very sad that this incredibly talented actor won’t get to continue on as the #ManOfSteel. I really don’t understand what’s going on with the DC films.— Adam Hlavac (@adamhlavac) September 12, 2018
▶️ https://t.co/jTTUxmRDU0 pic.twitter.com/1ms5Vw0WXO
A few hours later, the actor's agent Dany Garcia assured fans that the Man of Steel we've all grown to love isn't going anywhere.
Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. @wbpictures has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe. Anticipate a WB statement later today.— Dany Garcia (@DanyGarciaCo) September 12, 2018
The folks over at Warner Bros. have also spoken regarding the Cavill situation, saying, "While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we've always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged."
Henry finally broke his silence regarding the issue by posting a cryptic video on his official social media pages. The British star doesn't say anything in the video but he's sporting a "Krypton Lifting Team" shirt while holding a Superman figure, a dead giveaway perhaps that he is indeed staying in the DC franchise.
Now that Cavill pretty much confirmed his Superman status, could we expect a Man of Steel sequel to finally happen along with a few other DC projects in the future? There have also been talks of him doing a cameo role in the forthcoming Shazam film.
Last seen in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Cavill recently signed to star in the Netflix series The Witcher - a project which he has lobbied to be a part of.