Earlier today, a report was released by THR stating that Henry Cavill was leaving the role of Superman, followed by a report that Ben Affleck was leaving the role of Batman following Cavill’s exit. Cavill’s manager has taken to Twitter to seemingly deny this 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.
— Dany Garcia (@DanyGarciaCo) September 12, 2018
The official statement from WB has been released, saying:
“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.”
We’re not exactly sure what the future holds for Cavill’s Superman, as another report suggested that the main focus at WB is now Supergirl – and not another Man of Steel movie. Here’s hoping Cavill does have a future in the role, as I’ve been a big fan of his portrayal. Ben Affleck’s Batman as well.
Fans seem happy about the prospect of Cavill staying:
— Anthony Meleo (@SocialMogo) September 12, 2018
It’s that “evolving” that has me worried… I don’t want to see them “devolving” to an MCU clone.
— Nutcase (@Nutcase020) September 12, 2018
It shouldn’t STAY in the closet, Dany. WB doesn’t deserve Henry. I don’t give a crap what WB has to say unless it’s “We’ve signed Henry on for an infinite amount of Superman movies.” I cannot accept someone else as Superman.
— Some Nerd Named Jen (@NerdNamedJen) September 12, 2018
He’s #1 #CavillisSuperman
— Heyward W (@hwatford) September 12, 2018
He’s the perfect Superman and they’ve nailed his look. THEY JUST NEED TO PUT HIM IN A GOOD STORY! Stop with the studio interference and stick to the director-driven mandate they claimed to be about. Truly a disappointing time to be a DC fan (except for their animated movies).
— kelvin the indie boy (@inkevinshead) September 12, 2018
Here’s hoping the DC Comics movie universe gets figured out soon.
What do you think of this news? Are you excited for the “evolving” DCEU? Be sure to tell us all of your thoughts in the comments!