My turn to wear the cape has passed: Henry Cavill says he will not return as Superman

The Superman star has announced that he will no longer return as the DC superhero in the upcoming films

Entertainment Desk December 15, 2022

After an 11-year run, Henry Cavill is finally hanging up the cape. The Superman star has announced that he will no longer return as the DC superhero in upcoming films. 

"I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone," the Man of Steel actor penned on Instagram. "I will, after all, not be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life."


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Cavill further shared, "The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes."

He went on to thank his fans for support and shared, "For those who have been by my side through the years… we can mourn for a bit, but then we must remember… Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards."

In October this year, the actor had confirmed in an Instagram video that he will be returning to the DCEU as Superman. The announcement came after Superman made a cameo appearance in the mid-credits scene of Black Adam. "I wanted to wait until the weekend was over before posting this because I wanted to give you all a chance to watch Black Adam," Cavill explained in the video. "But now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman."


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