Henry Cavill's manager says Superman cape 'still in his closet,' Warner Bros. says "no decisions have been made"
Presented by: Jacob Oller
As movie and comic fans react to news that Justice League actor Henry Cavill may not be returning as Superman in the DCEU, his manager has released a small statement that raises plenty of questions about previous reports.
Dany Garcia, mega-producer and manager of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, went on Twitter with the following vague statement:
Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. @wbpictures has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe. Anticipate a WB statement later today.
— Dany Garcia (@DanyGarciaCo) September 12, 2018
Though “the cape is still in his closet,” Cavill’s role in the DCEU could still be non-existent for the foreseeable future, aligning with the original report from The Hollywood Reporter detailing contract negotiations breaking down over a Shazam! cameo. As WB evolves the DC Universe, they could skip out on this version of Superman but bring him back in flashbacks, alternate realities, or any number of comic book-like loopholes. But as Cavill moves on to bigger, potentially more promising projects, it wouldn’t be surprising to see his activity in the superhero world dwindle.
Since then, Warner Bros. released a rather vague denial of the report:
Statement from Warner Bros.: "While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we’ve always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged" https://t.co/oy9WHJ2nGE
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 12, 2018
"While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films," claims that either THR got burned by its sources or that WB didn't want the new to break like this and is walking back to the negotation table hat in hand. We’ll all see exactly what these vague euphemisms truly mean for the future of one of cinema’s biggest franchises. We're guessing that even if Cavill keeps the cape, someone else will be hanging the "S" in their closet.