The Warner Bros. and DC universe nearly imploded earlier today with news that Henry Cavill is reportedly finished playing Superman in future films. The news came from insider sources who claimed that the studios are looking to reset the DC cinematic universe and focus more on their upcoming Supergirl film rather than future installments involving Superman.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. issued the following statement in regards to the news, “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.” If no decision has been made regarding upcoming films, what exactly is going on with the future of the DC universe?
Just to make things even more confusing for DC and Superman fans, Henry Cavill himself has responded to the news, we think. Cavill, who has quite a presence on his social media accounts, took to Instagram and posted a cryptic video. Basically, he is literally toying with fans, and we love him for it!
The video shows Cavill wearing a Krypton Lifting Team t-shirt in a dark room. As he lifts his head and stares into the camera, Johann Strauss II’s classical tune Blue Danube Waltz begins to play. This particular version has dogs barking in the middle of it though (think back to the days of owning a Casio keyboard and messing around with the dog bark sound effect). Cavill continues to stare deadpan while he slowly raises a Superman action figure into the shot with what appears to be a Black Panther or Killmonger sticker on the front (perhaps addressing rumors that Michael B. Jordon would be taking over the Superman role) before slowly lowering the action figure out of the shot once more.
The video is accompanied by the caption, “Today was exciting #Superman.” Henry Cavill is quite literally toying with rumors and reports surrounding his role, and we have to admit, the video is totally hilarious. We wouldn’t expect any less from Cavill.
Check out Cavill’s cryptic video below.
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News of Cavill’s reported departure sent shock waves throughout the DC fandom today. If confirmed, we’d be sad to see Cavill depart the role but know he has a bright future ahead of him. That future may already be starting for him as it was confirmed earlier this month that Cavill will be playing the lead role in the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher. There has also been recent buzz regarding Cavill potentially taking on the role of James Bond in the future.
What does this all mean? We’ll just have to wait and see what happens in the upcoming months.
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A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).