Henry Cavill has responded to the reports that he’s facing the axe as the Man of Steel.
It emerged yesterday that the actor may have played Superman for the last time, after scheduling talks broke down with Warner Bros.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros was hoping to enlist Cavill for a cameo in the forthcoming Shazam!, which sees Zachary Levi star as the titular hero. However, talks between the two parties reportedly broke down after Cavill’s role in Netflix’s The Witcher led to scheduling conflicts.
However, another source said Warner Bros had opted to head in another direction after Justice League didn’t do as well as expected.
Now, Cavill has responded to the rumours with a bizarre Instagram video.
Posting on the site, he shared a clip that sees him lifting a Superman doll in a ‘Krypton Lifting Team’ t-shirt, captioned: ‘Today was exciting #Superman.”
Warner Bros also responded to the speculation last night and refused to confirm Cavill’s departure.
“While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we’ve always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged”, a spokesperson confirmed.
According to Deadline, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan could be the next person to take up the role of Krypton’s favourite son.
“The word has been out that Warner Bros. has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time, even considering casting Michael B. Jordan in the role down the road”, Deadline claimed.
“But at the present moment a Supergirl movie is the studio’s priority.”
Cavill was last seen as Superman in 2017’s Justice League