Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Henry Cavill no longer playing Superman in the DC movies

Henry Cavill no longer playing Superman in the DC movies

As a result, reports say Warner Bros has chose to part ways the actor, who has played Kal-El in Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017).

Yes, that is a video of Henry Cavill slowly raising a Superman action doll to the camera, not saying anything while music (specifically a version of The Blue Danube mixed with dog barking sound effects) plays in the background.

Henry Cavill posted a baffling video to his Instagram account last night (September 12), as rumors swirled that he's no longer playing Superman.

A standard denial might have been a more orthodox response to the news that Henry Cavill is - reportedly - quitting the role of Superman.

Warner Bros. also responded cryptically in a statement released to THR that reads: "We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged".

Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN. Then, Warner Bros. issued a statement that confirmed and denied nothing about Cavill's involvement.

The article notes it appears that the DC Universe is losing its Man of Steel and went on to offer Cavill is out due to not doing the Shazam! cameo and more details.

Whilst that isn't a flat-out denial of the allegations, it certainly implies that the end of Cavill's tenure is far from a done deal.

Henry has form making silly videos for the internet.

Warner in the midst of remaking its DC Comics strategy following the fan and critical backlash to Justice League and Batman v. Superman. While fans at home probably wouldn't consider the news particularly "exciting", perhaps Cavill was feeling enlivened by having so much attention on him at one time, hence the odd, Superman-centric social media post. According to THR, talks between Cavill's reps and the studio broke down over a potential cameo in the Shazam movie. Zack Snyder's Man of Steel was the first of these films, where Cavill made his debut as a young, untried Superman. Or will there be backlash against Henry Cavill for not coming to terms with Warner Bros?

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