Just when Henry Cavill thought he could take a breath of relief, DC executives seem to have crushed him under the weight of uncertainty as rumors claim his future as Superman might be quite hazy in the franchise. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, the British actor faces yet another loss as his favorite football team bids farewell to the FIFA World Cup 2022. That ought to hurt.
In one of the most intense football matches of this year’s FIFA World Cup, Brazil got knocked out of the game by Croatia in the sensational quarterfinal that took place on Friday after losing to the latter on penalties.
Brazil fans are probably punching the air right now, and Henry Cavill is likely to be one of them, since the Man of Steel star is said to be an avid supporter of both the game as well as the team that lost.
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Henry Cavill’s Future in the DCU Seems to be Precarious
Fate seems to be hell bent on pushing Henry Cavill down as the Dawn of Justice gets delivered blow after blow to him, first with regard to his career as DC’s Superman, and now about his favorite football team losing their place in the World Cup.
Not long ago, Cavill announced his official return to the DCU as Clark Kent, thanks to the constant, vigorous efforts of Black Adam actor Dwayne Johnson, who made sure that the Justice League star returned to the superhero franchise after a heavy demand from the fans. But now it looks like Cavill’s journey as Superman might just come to an end before it even gets the opportunity to kick off again.
As DC Studios’ co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran seem to have paved the way for an entirely new game plan for the franchise, various projects are reportedly not going to see the light of day, including Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 and a Man of Steel sequel which is supposed to be starring Cavill. And contrary to what The Rock claimed about “changing the hierarchy” of the DCU, this might be something way beyond his control.
Is Man of Steel 2 Getting Scrapped?
Cavill’s reclamation of the role of Superman was backed up by various rumors about how Man of Steel 2 is already in the works. And when he recently announced his departure from the Netflix series The Witcher, a huge chunk of the audience automatically assumed that the actor left the show to fully focus on his upcoming DC project.
Some reports even claimed that Warner Bros. was actively hunting for writers to get on board for the sequel. However, with the recent development carried out by the DCU chiefs, it’s not only the future of Man of Steel 2 that is believed to be in jeopardy but that of Cavill as well.
Nothing can be said for sure right now. But we can certainly hope Cavill doesn’t have to put the cape back in the closet anytime soon.