Henry Cavill San Diego Comic-Con Rumor Proves False

Contrary to the rumor started by Deadline.com claiming that Henry Cavill would make a surprise appearance during the Warner Bros. presentations at San Diego Comic-Con today, the actor did not show up and no announcement was made indicating Henry would be returning to play Superman.

While many fans are disappointed, it seemed an unlikely rumor, with Cavill currently in the UK filming the third season of “The Witcher”.

Warner Bros. did drop trailers for both “Black Adam” and “Shazam: Fury of the Gods”.

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July 23, 2022 9:29 pm

At this point, it would have been more surprising if it were true. In the years that a live-action Superman-related rumor about SDCC that seemed counter the party line have flown about (pun intended), exactly one turned out to be half-true. And that was the year the rumor was that Tom Welling was going to debut wearing a proto suit (like modeling it during the panel), complete with “pictures” of the red and blue outfit. Well, he did make his SDCC debut and they revealed the black outfit in the season trailer. If it seems too good to be true,… Read more »

July 24, 2022 1:00 pm

Not surprising. He starred in 3 middling at best films with middling at best audience reception and box office numbers that weren’t anything to write home about. The people who think WB is sitting on some untapped goldmine with Cavill are living in fantasy land. The general audience couldn’t care less if he returns or not. He’s not Robert Downey Jr. He’s not Christian Bale. He may not even be Chris Hemsworth or Chris Evans. If by some miracle they did bring him back for a solo Superman movie and it did well it would be because the movie was… Read more »

July 24, 2022 4:23 pm
Reply to  cpm72586

In fairness to Cavill, when he’s doing interviews, he does have a charm and likability that I think would work for Superman. But, for reasons that escape me, the driving creative force of his films has tamped that down to the point he’s the least interesting part of his own films. And the one who let it out a little (taken on its own, the Brunch Race is actually fun, complete tonal whiplash, but fun) is currently in disgrace in Hollywood. So if, and only if, new blood is brought in behind the scenes I’ll give another film a shot.… Read more »

July 24, 2022 10:19 pm
Reply to  afriend

Wb/dc completely buy into the ‘superman is a boring character’ narrative and, in my opinion, have no faith in superman. I think Goyer (who doesn’t get half the flack he deserves) wrote a pretty generic version of superman for MOS that had enough recognizable components to appeal to a mass audience, while eliminating what wb/dc incorrectly feels are the parts people don’t enjoy. I too agree that Cavill has charm and dc should lean into it rather than shy away. He has proved with every franchise he’s a part of that he respects the characters he’s playing. Superman is supposed… Read more »

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July 25, 2022 10:49 am
Reply to  sundevil82

I agree and until proven otherwise, I still think WB/DC have their collective heads up their rears when it comes to Superman. They STILL do not get it or him imo. I’ve said it before and it still holds; Their level of incompetence is quite astounding.

July 25, 2022 10:42 am
Reply to  cpm72586

Well, the same can be said for any movie that has ever existed. If the movie is good/entertaining (and “good” and “entertaining” have many definitions and variations in this case), then it likely had little to do with whatever actor was in the lead role. The best and most bankable actors (again, not necessarily the same thing) in history have starred in terrible and financially failed movies. Every studio is sitting on potential goldmines with the right variables regardless of the actors in it.