It all started on Wednesday as news of Henry Cavill’s exit erupted on the internet over a conflict between the studio and the actor. However, it’s now being reported that this entire issue is fake!
This comes in after an aggressive article by TMZ surfaced on the internet, saying that the “HENRY CAVILL ‘SUPERMAN’ CONFLICT IS FAKE!” The website called the entire controversy “an invented conflict”. Reportedly, the studio has no plans for Superman anytime soon, which means that they don’t really need to make a decision about the next Superman.
The earlier reports stated that the feud between Cavill and WB roots over a Superman cameo in Shazam! as the actor felt that he hasn’t been paid enough for the appearance. However, Cavill went on to accept the leading role in Netflix‘s upcoming series, The Witcher, leading to many a speculation that the series could keep him away from his Superman duties.
Some Hollywood analysts even point at this case saying that it’s a case of “negotiating in the press”, with Cavill letting WB know his value to the studio by showing the backlash caused by his departure news. However, this is just a theory and nothing is more than hearsay here.
Moreover, if want to get really cynical, the news could also be a tactic by DC/WB to pull off some interest in the Superman movie franchise, as rumors of a sequel to Man of Steel flung in a few months back.
Although we’re not absolutely sure, for now it appears that Cavill is still in the role of the Man of Steel.
Directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
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