DC Universe shake-up! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Henry Cavill, who played Superman in three films, is exiting the franchise. Warner Bros. wanted Cavill to appear for a cameo in Shazam!, bowing April 5th, but contract talks broke down due to scheduling conflicts. The studio is far from heartbroken, according to sources, who claim that there’s “a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn’t work” and that “Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors.” Are you sad to see Cavill hang up his red cape?
Is he in or out as Superman? The Hollywood Reporter reported that Warner Bros. was ousting Henry Cavill from the role, but he cast doubt on the rumors with a post on Instagram that left most viewers scratching their heads.
Wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the text “Krypton Lifting Team,” the 35-year-old stares intensely at the camera, slowly raising and lowering a Superman action figure. “Today was exciting,” he captioned the video, adding “#Superman.”
“Huh?” social media screamed in unison. “What are you doing?!” one user asked, while another wondered: “What does this mean?”
Warner Bros. responded to reporters’ questions, saying simply that the studio has “always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged.”
Meanwhile, alternative Superman options are being floated and Michael B. Jordan is considered a front-runner. And … Cavill is now floated as the next James Bond.
Here is Cavill on Instagram!
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