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Henry Cavill Is Out As Superman...Or Is He?

Nathan Donkor

Posted on September 16, 2018 13:21

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Last week, reports of Henry Cavill departing from his role as Superman broke the Internet. Fans were and still are in shock that they may not see the actor ever pick up the red cape again. But Cavill and others seem to think otherwise...or do they? We're still not sure.

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Will we ever see Henry Cavill as Superman again?


That is the question of the week, as both Cavill and Superman fans alike flew into an uproar over news that the now iconic actor would not be reprising his role as the Man of Steel. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros had decided not to pursue any cinematic plans involving the last son of Krypton, but would instead focus on a possible Supergirl film.

And I know what you're thinking: “Well, if it's a Supergirl movie, that means Superman HAS to be in it, right?” And the answer would probably be a yes, but you would be only partly right.

The proposed Supergirl movie would mainly focus on Kara-El's (Supergirl's) travel from Krypton to Earth after her famous cousin, Kal-El (Superman) had already left and been raised on Earth for some time. 

The only time Kal-El would be in Kara's story is when the plot briefly covers Kal-El's departure from Krypton -- who at that particular time is still a baby.  Meaning, that there would be no need for Henry Cavill to reprise his role as Superman, since Superman will not exist yet in the timeline.

An inside source at WB informed The Hollywood Reporter that "there's a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work," and that "Warners isn't likely to make a solo Superman film for at least several years." (The Hollywood Reporter)

Earlier this week, Warner Bros issued a statement regarding the Cavill situation:

"We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films."

Before Warner Bros issued a statement, Cavill's manager, Dany Garcia, took to Twitter to address the situation in an attempt to calm fans, but this ultimately failed, as her response was just as mysterious:

Source: Twitter

 

So now, fans are utterly confused and uncertain as to Henry Cavill's status as Superman. Is he or not? Well, the man himself, Henry Cavill posted a video on Instagram in the midst of all the chaos and left fans with a very cryptic image. To view the video, check out @henrycavill on Instagram.

Will we ever see Henry Cavill as Superman again? For now, the answer is maybe, but as most fans know, studios like Warner Brothers are not afraid to lose support from the audiences over a decision they feel best suits them.

A great example of that is the recent firing of Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn over controversial tweets from ten years ago, in spite of protests by both fans and cast members. If Warner Brothers feel they have no need for a Henry Cavill in their DCEU, then he won't be.  With all the popularity surrounding Cavill as a fan-favorite for Superman, the real question is, "how much of its core audience is Warner Bros studios prepared to lose without Cavill?"

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan Donkor

Posted on September 16, 2018 13:21

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