Henry Cavill is No Longer Going to Portray Superman

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Ah, Superman…

Where do I start?

Having been an iconic figure since the ice age, this ever-present symbol has stayed with us through thick and thin, inspiring us with his valiant heroics through the thinly veiled pages of a regular comic book.

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The fact that he wears his underwear over his pants, and doesn’t get caught for public indecency has formed a lasting impression on the most of us too.

But that’s in the comic world. In the real world, Superman has a rather prominent alter ego.

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Handsome, jacked and seemingly flawless, the man has played the titular role of Superman for the last five years or so, and before long he has become synonymous with the ‘S’ logo.

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But it seems that good things never last, as it has been revealed…

That Henry Cavill has hung up his cape.

NOOOO SUPERMANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

According to Hollywood Reporter, the Man of Steel is parting ways with Warner Bros. The decision reportedly came after talks of a possible cameo in upcoming superhero movie Shazam! broke down.

Additionally, Warners has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which renders the existence of Superman all but unnecessary, seeing how Superman would be a mere infant in the canonical timeline.

And according to a studio source, there’s no plan to make another solo Superman film, or at least for a few years.

“We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally, we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films,” read a statement from a Warner Bros. spokesperson.

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“Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors,” a studio said, all but closing the doors on Henry Cavill’s turn at the cape.

And with Henry Cavill’s previous films being disappointments (despite respectable box office grosses), it seems that the time’s just about right for a farewell between the two parties.

So… what now for the ex-Superman?

Having just wrapped up his part for blockbuster flick Mission Impossible: Fallout, the real-life Clark Kent is slated to appear in upcoming psychological thriller Nomis, where he will star opposite Baywatch bae Alexandra Daddario.

And next year, he will be taking up the sword as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix production The Witcher, which is based on the game titles of the same name.

But it seems that Cavill’s superhero days might not be over, as his fans have actually called for him to join a Marvel movie.

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I gotta say; that’s an interesting one. I’ll watch Cavill as Logan anytime, any day.

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Shooting laser beams out of one’s eyes? I’m pretty sure Cavill has had plenty of experience with that.

And perhaps the most popular opinion thus far, is that Cavill should take on the mantle of Captain Britain.

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And judging by how they are virtually the same size…

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I reckon they’re a match made in Heaven.

Although one did make a really unique suggestion.

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No, Uncle Ben. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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And the next Superman is…

With Henry Cavill out of the running, the search for the next star to don the iconic cape has begun.

And it seems that Michael B Jordan, who gave terrific performances in Creed and Black Panther, is actually one of the choice picks.

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If it does happen, it seems that there will be an unprecedented…

Dark-skinned Batman.

Which is a really cool take, actually.

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Man of Steel

Henry Cavill might have starred in just three Superman films so far (with only one of them being a solo movie), but I dare say he has captured the world’s attention with his portrayal as Superman.

As such, adios Henry Cavill’s Superman.

You’ve entertained the planet’s population well. 🙂

P.s. Henry Cavill posted a video after the shock announcement.

And it makes you question…

Has he really hung up the cape?

Or is it just waiting to be donned again?

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Or maybe it’s all another publicity stunt? I mean, even Superman needs publicity, no?

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