Just weeks after announcing his return as Superman in the DC movies, Henry Cavill has once again been kicked out of the Justice League.
This makes his final appearance as the Man of Steel. . . an awkward mid-credits scene in the deeply mediocre rock-directed superhero flick Black Adam.
News of Cavill’s return to the DCEU was accompanied by an announcement that he would be stepping down from his starring role as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher. Now Henry Cavill won’t be Superman or The Witcher, which is a real shame considering how good he is in both roles.
“I just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran,” Cavill wrote on his Instagram feed on Wednesday. “After all, I won’t be returning as Superman. Having been told by the studio to announce my return in October, before they were hired, this news isn’t the easiest, but such is life. custody is something that happens “I respect it. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and everyone involved in the new universe well and good luck.”
“For those who have supported me over the years…we may cry for a while, but then we have to remember…Superman is still here. Everything he stands for is still here, and the examples that “He gives us are still here! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, more and more.”
That’s a nice note from a handsome guy. Part of me wishes that meant he would return to The Witcher, but I fear that ship has sailed – and likely due to creative differences between Cavill and the show’s producers.
This story is still in development. I’ll have more thoughts on everything and what it means for DC soon. Keep your eyes open.