Henry Cavill Breaks Silence On Superman Exit Rumors: ‘I’ve Not Given Up The Role’

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Justice League star Henry Cavill addressed the rumors he’s no longer Superman during a recent interview.

Henry Cavill’s future as Superman has been in doubt since October 2017, with reports claiming that Warner Bros. and DC are shelving the characters to focus on introducing other DC Comics icons like Supergirl. Now, Henry Cavill has finally broken his silence on the rumors he’s no longer the Last Son of Krypton.

While doing the press rounds for his upcoming Netflix series The Witcher, Henry Cavill spoke with Men’s Health and addressed the rumors he’s done playing Superman. When asked if he’s still the DC Extended Universe’s Man of Steel, Henry Cavill said the following:

“The cape is in the closet. It’s still mine.”

During the interview, Henry Cavill also confirmed that he almost reprised his role as Superman for a small cameo in Zachary Levi’s first cinematic solo outing as Shazam, but couldn’t do it due to a scheduling conflict caused by Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The Justice League star then said that he hasn’t “given up the role” and that there’s still a lot to be done with the character.

“I’m not just going to sit quietly in the dark as all this stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

What do you think about Henry Cavill’s comments? Do you think we’ll ever see the British actor as Superman again? Let us know in the comments section!

Henry Cavill was last seen as Superman in Justice League, which hit theaters in November 2017. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Henry Cavill’s future as Superman and the DC Extended Universe.

Source: Men’s Health

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.