Breaking News: Henry Cavill isn’t going to assume the role of Superman anymore!
Can you believe that?! I know I can’t believe it.
Just a few hours ago it was announced that Henry Cavill had parted ways with Warner Bros. and the DCEU and will no longer reprise his role as the heroic Kryptonian, Superman. He’ll make one final cameo appearance in the upcoming DC Comics movie, Shazam! which is set to come out next April but after that he will officially be gone.
It’s a stunning announcement and one that easily reveals the inner turmoil in the DC Extended Universe. It’s already been rumored that Ben Affleck would eventually stop being Batman but this is totally unexpected.
One of the reasons Henry Cavill has decided to give up the red cape is because it’s also been reported that the DCEU is focusing solely on a Supergirl movie at the moment and that he wouldn’t be getting a solo film for years to come.
To be honest, I’m kind of sad to see him go. Even though critics and fans didn’t exactly like his stoic portrayal of Superman I loved it. I thought he was a darker version of the caped Kryptonian and with the writers he could’ve easily ended up as unforgettable (or irreplaceable) as Chris Evans’ Captain America. But, with poor writers concocting the scripts for both Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman it turned him into a character no one thoroughly enjoyed.
And then after laughable performance in Justice League it’s no surprise Henry Cavill wanted to walk away. He’s a much better actor than people give him credit for but because he had to abide by these wack scripts he’s never been given the chance to fully shine.
With Warner Bros. and the DCEU behind him he can focus on better roles. He’s already been signed on as the lead for Netflix’s tv adaptation of the hit game The Witcher. And who knows. He may end up being James Bond in the future. Does he really want the role of Superman to hold him back from these exciting opportunities? I know I wouldn’t.
Whatever the case, I’m happy he made this decision and I hope to see him again in some more awesome movies in the future.
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