AceShowbiz - This may explain why Henry Cavill remains calm amid rumors that he parted ways with Warner Bros. There's allegedly no actual conflict between the actor and the studio regarding his Superman role, despite reports stating otherwise.
According to TMZ, the whole story was made up. Sources tell the site that there's no real discussion between the "Man of Steel" star and Warner Bros., because there's no new Superman film in active development as of now.
While the site notes that Cavill does feel underpaid for the role and turned down a cameo in "Shazam!", he's actually still up to return as Superman in future DC movie(s). A similar sentiment was reflected in a statement released by Warner Bros. when responding to the rumors on Wednesday, September 12.
"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," the studio said in the statement.
Cavill's manager Dany Garcia echoed it in his tweet, writing, "Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. [Warner Bros. Pictures] has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe. Anticipate a WB statement later today."
Meanwhile, Cavill himself coyly addressed the situation. He posted a video on Instagram showing him wearing a Krypton Lifting Team T-shirt and holding up a Superman toy. "Today was exciting #Superman," he cryptically wrote in the caption, but many assumed that his relationship with the studio is still good. Otherwise, he wouldn't call those Superman exit rumors "exciting."
Amid Cavill's Superman exit rumors, Michael B. Jordan emerged as a potential candidate to replace the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" hunk. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. had been considering a completely different direction with its "Superman" franchise for some time, with "The Fantastic Four" actor being eyed to be the new Superman.
I heard they're looking for a new Superman. I just want to put it out there that I coincidentally wear glasses and red underwear.— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 13, 2018
Not missing the chance, Stephen Colbert campaigned to be the next Man of Steel, should Cavill really hang up his Superman mantle. The comedian jokingly tweeted, "I heard they're looking for a new Superman. I just want to put it out there that I coincidentally wear glasses and red underwear."