Henry Cavill Has The Last Laugh With Warner Bros. Superman Situation

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UPDATE: After the back and forth of unanmed sources, agents getting involved, and Warner Bros. stepping in; Henry Cavill posted a message to his Instagram Wednesday night reacping the events of the day. Watch the video below.

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Today was exciting #Superman

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UPDATE: Warner Bros. released an official statement on the situation with Henry Cavill and his career as Superman in the DC Extended Universe, Wednesday afternoon.

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“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.” – Warner Bros.

UPDATE: Warner Bros. to make a statement on Henry Cavill’s involvement in the DC Extended Universe later today, according to Cavill’s agent Dany Garcia.

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According to a new report, Henry Cavill is hanging up the cape and leaving the DC Extended Universe. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Cavill, who first portrayed Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, will no longer portray the iconic superhero following failed contract negotiations with the studio.

Warner Bros. supposedly wanted Cavill to film a Superman cameo in Shazam!, but contract talks with the actor’s representatives fell apart, and the studio has closed the door on any future Superman appearances. THR also states that Warner Bros. shifted its attention towards a standalone Supergirl movie, which would not include Cavill’s version of the Man of Steel.

It’s important to note that neither Warner Bros. or Cavill have made an official announcement and even if contract discussions have broken down, there’s always a chance that the two parties could come back together and work things out in the future. Personally, I think it would be a shame if Cavill left the franchise. The actor has shown great range in films like The Man From U.N.C.L.E and Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and it would have been great to see him further explore the Superman character in this franchise.

Do you want to see Henry Cavill as Superman in future DCEU movies? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below!

Source: THR

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