Actor Henry Cavill who is popularly known for his role as Superman will not be wearing the cape again. Yes, it is indeed a doomsday as the fans of Henry will not see him as DC superhero Superman now. On Thursday, the actor took to his Instagram and released an official statement, announcing that he had a word with the filmmaker James Gunn and British film producer Peter Safran and has come to a decision not to return to the DC universe.
Henry Cavill’s statement:
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Sharing the note with his fans, Henry wrote, “I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life. The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes.”
The Witcher actor added, “For those who have been by my side through the years we can mourn for a bit, but then we must remember…. Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards.”
Even James Gunn took to his Twitter and shared a few tweets saying, “Peter & I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over-the-moon about; we’ll be able to share some exciting information about our first projects at the beginning of the new year.”
While another tweet read, “Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill.”
Fans are super disappointed to see Henry Cavil’s exit from Superman as they expressed their displeasure in the comment section. Moreover, in October, Cavil even announced his exit from Netflix’s popular show, The Witcher.
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