Henry Cavill surprised all the DC Universe as well as all his fans by stepping down for the Superman Franchise.
Earlier today The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that British actor Henry Cavill would no longer portray Superman in the DC cinematic universe.
The news came as reports swirled that the actor’s scheduling conflicts. Because his role in Netflix’s The Witcher made him unable to appear as Superman in next year’s DC film Shazam!.
Warner Bros. has since issued an official statement saying “”We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. No decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films,” which kind of clarifies things.
Henry Cavill, who has played Superman in three films, is parting ways with Warner Bros., sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
The British actor, who first donned the blue suit for 2013’s Man of Steel. And then starred in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and last year’s Justice League, is said to be hanging up the red cape.
Henry Cavill seemingly responded to reports he left the Superman franchise in a funny video on Instagram.
The Justice League actor, 35, shared a video of himself wearing a Krypton Lifting Team T-shirt while slowly showcasing a Superman figurine on Instagram Wednesday. Cavill set the video to the melody of “The Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss II.
“Today was exciting #Superman,” Cavill wrote in the caption.
His manager, Dany Garcia, tweeted his Instagram post, leaving fans no clue as to whether Cavill was staying on as the caped crusader or not.
“Because….. #HenryCavill,” Garcia wrote alongside a laughing face emoji.
It came as a shock to all the Cavill as well as DC and Superman fans.