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Henry Cavill has not left the building; although DC Films may have a new Superman, their previous Man of Steel isn’t finished yet.J.J. Abrams will reboot the Superman franchise with possibly Michael B. Jordan playing a different version of the character.
However, despite online speculation and rage-bait, Henry Cavill isn’t gone.
He simply won’t be the Superman in J.J. Abrams’ film. Instead, that would be Calvin Ellis, the Black Superman of Earth-23.
I want to emphasize this: Earth-23.
DC Films is leaping headlong into the multiverse.
While this has been an integral aspect of DC Comics for decades, Warner Bros. isn’t embracing this idea because they love Marv Wolfman and George Pérez.
No, the real reason why is that they lack a Kevin Feige who can pull off a cinematic universe.
This isn’t a knock on DC Films; it’s simply true.
Henry Cavill Not Done With Superman Yet
DC Films president Walter Hamada has no idea how it works.
Neither does WB chairman Toby Emmerich.
Marvel Studios’ multi-billion formula is something DC Films, or any other movie studio, would cast Agatha Harkness spells to acquire.
DC Films is retreating back to their philosophy after Joker struck Oscar gold: standalone movies.
Don’t get me wrong; there will still be pictures wherein superheroes are going to team up.
In other words, the streams are going to cross over on a case-by-case basis.
For a while there, when The Snyder Cut was officially announced and the Internet crashed, it seemed as if DC Films was going to push forward with the DCEU once again.
Nevertheless, I did warn at the time that The Snyder Cut would have to prove itself.
The problem is that WB executives didn’t share the enthusiasm of Zack Snyder’s fans.
It was AT&T and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson that, quite honestly, fueled The Snyder Cut to materialize alongside the widespread public affection of Zack Snyder followers.
When I scooped back in November 2019 that The Snyder Cut would be coming to HBO Max, I made that known.
On January 18, 2021, I reported on Warner Bros.’ lack of faith in the project.
I recently heard that WB execs were not impressed with The Snyder Cut.
That explains their behavior.
It seems like Zack Snyder is a one-man army in getting the word out about his movie.
They simply want it to go away.
The J.J. Abrams news was deliberately leaked to bury The Snyder Cut in social media prior to its release on HBO Max.
I won’t say Warner Bros. is trying to sabotage The Snyder Cut; I’m not going that far.
Nevertheless, The Snyder Cut is being treated like the last kid asked out to the prom.
Despite Warner Bros. Issues, Henry Cavill Is Not Done Playing Superman
Where is Henry Cavill in all this?
J.J. Abrams wants his own toy box, his pocket universe.
From what I heard, Calvin Ellis won’t be the main Superman. He is a Superman.
In the multiverse.
The Superman who will fight Black Adam, hang out with Shazam!, or become the World’s Finest with Batman, is Henry Cavill’s.
DC Films isn’t going to keep their most iconic and first superhero on the CW.
Henry Cavill, who grabbed a second wind with The Witcher on Netflix, isn’t being cast aside unless there’s an unsolved contractual issue.
And one thing hasn’t changed: If The Snyder Cut is huge, those same WB execs who want to flyswatter that universe out of existence, will have no choice but to keep it going in some format.
Regardless, Henry Cavill will still fly for DC Films; however, it might not be in a Superman movie.