Is he hanging up the red cape for good?
By Francesca Mia Gomez
PHOENIX – We hate to break it to you, but it’s been reported that Henry Cavill will no longer be playing Superman. We are shook. We are heartbroken. How could this be?
This isn’t exactly what we want to report, but let’s break it down…
The Hollywood Reporter says that “contract talks between Cavill’s WME reps and Warner Brothers broke down.”
Cavill was also supposed to make a cameo as the caped crusader on SHAZAM! but cannot due to scheduling issues.
Warner Brothers Studio is allegedly focusing on an upcoming Supergirl movie that centers on a teen superhero. Because of this, 35-year-old Cavill’s age wouldn’t fit in the movie, leaving the studio to find a younger actor to play the role.
Also, a studio rep told The Hollywood Reporter that, “Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run, you have to look at new actors.”
To hear those words hurts more than a bad breakup!
Fans all over Twitter are distraught from the news.
No doubt the industry is always changing, but we can take comfort in the fact that he’ll still be starring in the Netflix series The Witcher, a fantasy-like show about monster hunters with special powers.
Although there have been many reports on Cavill’s exit, there hasn’t been confirmation yet from Cavill or his camp. However, Cavill’s manager, Dany Garcia, released a statement on Twitter Wednesday morning about the situation.
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
“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.”
So until confirmed, there’s still hope that this is all speculation for now. The cape is STILL in the closet, people. There’s hope!
*Crosses fingers, toes, and legs.*
Content courtesy of Your Phoenix CW6. See more stories like this here.