After The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Henry Cavill will not be returning to the role of Superman, fans have been speculating about the future of the role and the DCEU, not to mention future roles that Cavill might take on. But it's possible this report may be more rumour than news.
Since the story went viral we have had responses from both Warner Bros. and Cavill's representatives. First Dany Garcia, took to Twitter:
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.Not exactly definitive, yes the cape is still in his closet but that doesn't mean he will ever wear it again. And even if he does, it could be years before we see a follow up to 2013's Man of Steel. That's if we ever do with Warner Bros. shaking things up with the DCEU...sorry, Worlds of DC. But as promised, Warner Bros. did release a statement regarding the situation - not that it told us much:
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.Now it's possible that this could all be damage control while they develop Cavill's exit strategy. Or that one side leaked the story in order to bring the other back to the table. Lets not rule out the possibility that this story was prematurely leaked and that contract negotiations are ongoing.
Hopefully we won't have to wait too long to find out. I for one, would like to see Cavill continue as the Man of Steel. Although I'm still holding out hope for a Man From Uncle sequel.
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