Life often takes unexpected turns, as is the case with Henry Cavill. The British actor sent shockwaves to millions of fans the world over after recently announcing that he will not be returning back as Superman via an Instagram post. The decision reportedly came after Cavill met up with director James Gunn and producer Peter Safran.
In October, rumors were rife that Cavill would be returning on-screen, after being spotted in the post-credit scene of Black Adam. The actor further expressed his interest in making a comeback in Superman, “I wanted to make it official that I am back as Superman and the image you see on this post and what you saw in Black Adam is just a very small taste of things to come.”
However, soon after the announcement came another shocker: Cavill made it public that he’d be exiting ‘The Witcher’. In an interview, an executive of Netflix even teased that the show should do fine without him. “Henry is an extraordinary Geralt and I think Liam will continue and also be an extraordinary Geralt. There has been a legacy of amazing, iconic characters where the actors have changed and we’re hugely optimistic about this. We will continue to honor the IP, the fans, the storytelling, all the way through,” added the source. Now that he has left the show, Liam Hemsworth will be replacing him.
Either way, who saw this coming?
The News Of His Exit From Superman Has Created A Buzz Online, And Here’s What Fans Are Saying:
WB, DC, and James Gunn just got off on the wrong foot AGAIN.— Nerdrotic (@Nerdrotics) December 15, 2022
I wouldn’t worry about a 10 year plan.
Worry more about making one good Superman movie, because without that there is no DCU.
Clock is ticking
I feel legitimately terrible for Henry Cavill. The dude leaves The Witcher after they butcher the source material, DC tells him he’s finally back as Superman after YEARS of wanting to come back. Then gets this news a few months later. Just awful.— Ryan Kinel – RK Outpost (@KinelRyan) December 15, 2022
If i were Henry Cavill right now, I’d be so angry, so embarrassed and probably firing my manager and agency right now. This really could damage the dude’s career, he just dropped Witcher too. Would he of done that if he knew Superman wasn’t coming?— Rodrigo Perez (@YrOnlyHope) December 15, 2022
“A younger Superman” pic.twitter.com/kDYhmOq9zR— (@FATHER_CLEF) December 15, 2022
Henry Cavill finally returning as Superman only to see James Gunn stroll into DC studios: pic.twitter.com/nX4vJcQjdt— Bjönk (@BorkEternal) December 15, 2022
No matter what, Henry will ALWAYS be my Superman…I’m so sick of WB treating one of the best actors to play to play the Man of Tomorrow like dirt. At least I still got Man of Steel, BvS and ZSJL #HenryCavillSuperman pic.twitter.com/Pm4tRlwFDc— Ryan Rivera (@BlissfulRy22) December 15, 2022
WHY WOULD YOU PUT SUPERMAN IN BLACK ADAM IF YOU WASNT GONNA USE HIM pic.twitter.com/UEwiccDVLQ— Jozu Lucílfer (@thaboyjozu) December 15, 2022
How DC treats Henry Cavill as Superman pic.twitter.com/Dq6idAuW7N— BLURAYANGEL (@blurayangel) December 15, 2022
I’m heartbroken for Henry Cavill. This man truly loved playing this character and he had his own hopes and dreams for what he wanted to accomplish with Superman on the big screen. We love you Henry. pic.twitter.com/TRfhxCLjcX— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) December 15, 2022
Henry Cavill loved The Witcher but he clearly wanted the studio to respect the book material and it must have disappointed him to see them mock it. He ended up eventually leaving it behind for Superman only for DC to drop him again within 2 months.— Maku (@TropicalMaku) December 15, 2022
This man deserved better. pic.twitter.com/rkEr2uFTV4
Zack was the only one who really cared about Henry being Superman pic.twitter.com/L1DFpjDReS— Morgan (@callouswayne) December 15, 2022
Sometime ago, Cavill had expressed his desire in becoming a part of Superman again. “The character means so much to me. It’s been five years now. I never gave up hope. It’s amazing to be here now talking about it again. There is such a bright future ahead for the character. I’m so excited to tell a story with an enormously joyful Superman. I went to Warner Bros.’ studio in the UK and got back in the suit. It was a very powerful moment for me. I wasn’t sure how I would feel…whether it would be something very emotionally connective because I put the ‘Man of Steel’ suit back on. I chose that one in particular because of the nostalgia attached to the suit. It was important for me to be standing there and enjoying that moment. That is one of the top moments in my career. It feels great to have the opportunity to wear it again,” he said, further adding, “I told myself I’m gonna let it sit and simmer in the background. I never lost hope, that was the key for me.”
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