AceShowbiz - Henry Cavill was rumored making big demands for a potential "Man of Steel" sequel that eventually became a "big hurdle" preventing the project from moving forward. According to Revenge of the Fans, the Clark Kent / Superman depicter wanted a producer credit, director and script approval for "Man of Steel 2".
But Cavill's team has denied this. Asked by Collider to comment on the rumor, the actor's team called it "patently inaccurate" and noted that there is "no truth to this." In other words, the "Justice League" actor did not make any such demands in his contract extension for the sequel.
Cavill last appeared as Superman in 2017's "Justice League". While Warner Bros. has since released "Aquaman" and will release a "Wonder Woman" sequel, "Wonder Woman 1984", on June 5, 2020, the studio has not greenlit "Man of Steel 2" reportedly because of the lukewarm reception at box office and unfavorable reviews from critics for 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".
In September last year, there was rumor that Cavill had stepped down as Superman after negotiations surrounding a cameo in 2019's "Shazam!" fell apart due to a scheduling conflict. It was also suggested the actor wanted to walk away from the superhero role, because studio executives are now focused on a "Supergirl" origins movie, which will feature a much younger Superman.
Quickly brushing off the report, WB issued a statement to say, "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."
Cavill's manager Dany Garcia also wrote on Twitter to assure fans that the 35-year-old actor is still the studio's Superman. "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," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the British hunk seemed to respond to the brouhaha with a cryptic video showing him wearing a Krypton Lifting Team T-shirt and holding up a Superman toy. "Today was exciting #Superman," he wrote in the caption.