Earlier today, the DCEU fandom was brought down to its knee with the saddest news. It was reported that Henry Cavill has exited the Superman role as Warner Bros. shifted its focus to make a Supergirl movie, according to THR.
UPDATE: A recent tweet from THR’s Tatiana Siegel has revealed that it was, in fact, Warner Bros. who decided to move on from Henry Cavill.
The news still continues to spread like wildfire as fans are outraged and a part of the fandom threatening to boycott upcoming DC films. As expected, the studio as well as Cavill’s representative, Dany Garcia has responded to the news.
Garcia put out a tweet trying to calm fans stating that Cavill is still not out. But the tweet doesn’t necessarily shoot down the THR report.
“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,” You can check out the tweet below.
Warner Bros. has also responded with a statement provided to THR which has now been included in their report as well.
“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,” reads the statement.
Yet again, the statement goes far from addressing the issue and is quite cryptic to take anything from it.
In any case, the original report also stated that “talks broke down for a cameo in ‘Shazam!’ due to scheduling conflicts” which seems to suggest that Cavill’s recently signed project with Netflix for The Witcher series is playing a role in this exit.
Adding more fuel to the fire, Deadline is reporting that the studio is even considering casting Michael B. Jordan as the next Superman down the lane. At present, it remains unclear if there’s still a possibility of seeing Cavill don the cape again. Moreover, questions also remain unanswered as it seems like the studio is attempting to move in a different direction with its DC properties.
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
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