A reported negotiations impasse over a long-rumored Superman cameo in Shazam! ignited the firestorm on Wednesday about Henry Cavill's apparent departure as the DC Extended Universe's Man of Steel.
While speculation about his future with the superhero franchise raged on, Henry posted a video on his Instagram account in the early hours of Thursday morning.
What exactly happens next remains to be seen, but we can guess Dany Garcia obviously called Warner Bros. and further discussions are ongoing. You may find nothing amusing about a bunch of conflicting reports, half-ass denials, and Henry Cavill listening to dogs sing him a song while holding a Superman action figure and staring down a camera.
Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN.
According to reports, Henry Cavill might not be reprising his role as Superman in upcoming installments. And therefore this (as the THR report states) "effectively removes an actor of Cavill's age", especially since "Warners isn't likely to make a solo Superman film for at least several years".
We know one thing for certain, Henry Cavill wants to play Superman again. Warner Bros.is moving along with their Supergirl film which will not feature Superman at all, while Aquaman sees a release later this year along with a sequel to Wonder Woman. The actor last week revealed that he had been cast as the main character, Geralt of Rivia, in Netflix's upcoming adaptation of the Witcher novels. Cavill first played Superman in 2013's Man of Steel.
In fact, Ben Affleck, the current Batman, is also rumoured to be on his way out, with director Matt Reeves' forthcoming Batman standalone film said to be focused on a younger Bruce Wayne.
A source said that one of the reasons is that Warner Bros. plans to shift the focus on a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story.
The only member of DC's holy trinity that now seems to have no plans to leave is Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, which makes sense since she received critical acclaim for her performance in Wonder Woman (which also earned DC high praise and some serious box office returns).