Jason Momoa Says Henry Cavill is Still Superman

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On the red carpet for the world premiere of his “Aquaman” movie, Jason Momoa told Entertainment Tonight that Henry Cavill is not done playing Superman.

When asked about whether the rumors were true that Cavill is quitting the DC Universe he said, “I just talked to Henry… He’s abosultely not [leaving the character]. […] He loves the character and he’s not. 100%. […] No, it’s absolutely not.”

Back in September The Hollywood Reporter published an article stating that talks had failed between Cavill’s representatives at William Morris Endeavor and Warner Bros., which meant that he would not be returning to play Superman in any future films.

In response to the article Warner Bros. released a statement saying that “no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films”. They also went on to state that they’ve “always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged.”

With Cavill now 35 years old, and no plans for a Superman movie currently in place, the actor would be closer to 40 before he’d have any chance of donning the blue tights and red cape again. And therefore this (as the THR report states) “effectively removes an actor of Cavill’s age”, especially since “Warners isn’t likely to make a solo Superman film for at least several years”.

As I’ve stated before, while the relationship is still in place, the sad fact is “no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films”. And that, more than anything else, may be the real hurdle standing in the way of Henry Cavill ever playing Superman again.

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December 13, 2018 4:19 pm

This is great news! It’s music to my ears!

December 13, 2018 4:42 pm

Jason Mamoa is 39 years old

December 13, 2018 5:20 pm

Has anyone else said anything besides Jason? I haven’t been keeping up with current movie news.

December 14, 2018 1:07 am
Reply to  Superman2878

No, the story was that Henry was out because of WB’s no creative direction under Walter Hamada. Some bloggers and so on tried to twist it into Henry quit, but that was never the original story. The story was Henry was out as WB shifts creative direction and moving away from everything JL and before. Henry’s agent said he wasn’t out, Henry put that weird video on instagram, WB released a statement that they had no plans for a Superman movie but had a good relationship with Henry, then it went silent. Now Jason is saying this, which isn’t new… Read more »

December 15, 2018 11:28 am
Reply to  Clark_Jo

So no news from the heads of WB. I see. Could part of Jason’s statement be because of Amy Adams saying that she thinks she’s done with Lois Lane? Sort of like saying “ no don’t say that! We don’t want the movie viewers to think that’s it for Henry as Superman!” Like damage control for Amy’s comment?

December 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I think it had more to do with Mamoa being drunk from celebrating his film’s premier.

December 13, 2018 5:45 pm

That’s a good news. But jeez WB, if you ever decided to make a solo Superman movie when Henry’s, maybe 50 years old, the movie could be named “Superman beyond”, problem solved!

December 13, 2018 6:32 pm

Robert Downey, Jr. is in his 50s and is still Iron Man. I don’t think age is going to be much of a factor for Cavill.

December 13, 2018 6:57 pm

I’m really not a Cavill fan, but age alone at this point isn’t really a disqualifying matter. How much is Hollywood fluff and how much is reality, I can’t say, but supposedly Hugh Jackman was told to not look as good for Logan as he did for his other recent outings as Wolverine. At 54, Arnold showed up in shape for Terminator 3. When the studio gives you ten or twenty million reasons to work out, provides a trainer and nutritionists, it’s funny how age ends up being just a number…

December 13, 2018 6:58 pm

Hugh Jackman was almost 50 when he last played Wolverine and he still managed to look the part.Henry being 35 is not any kind of obstacle for future appearances.

December 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Reply to  JasEl

Hell, Hugh looked better as it went along. He only was hanging up the claws because he didn’t want to train so intensively but throw a decent Wolverine outfit and he could do one or two more

December 13, 2018 8:21 pm

Age matters when you have to get into the physical shape the role requires. That’s why Jackman retired and probably a reason why Ben is questionable as Batman. That’s a lot of stress on the body and you can only keep up that intensity for so long. At this rate Henry will be in his 40’s and Amy Adams will be in her 50’s by the time we get another Superman. As much as I want to believe this, I’ll only believe it when it’s official.

December 14, 2018 1:09 am
Reply to  sundevil82

Well age aside, I don’t see Hamada deciding to bring them back after such a long hiatus. I still believe that in like 5 years or more it’s a soft reboot, they are just going to announce another Superman movie, different cast and act like nothing happened.

December 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

Oh I agree with you. It’s pretty obvious they don’t have any plans for him in the near future which is unfortunate. Of course the blame is probably put on the character rather than Snyder and Goyer who created this version of the character. Still, I would have liked to have seen a proper Man of Steel sequel where we get the version we were promised at the end of the first film… even if it’s just for one film, make it really good and then reboot.

December 14, 2018 1:02 am

Before people go throwing a party, I hate to be that guy, but I’m gonna be that guy. This isn’t new, this is what was established when the news broke Henry was out. Henry quitting was never the issue, that was never the story, that was something he never expressed. WB deciding to shelve the character for several years then reboot the character was the story and the issue. We all know and all knew that Henry wants to do another Superman movie. We all knew and all know he has a story he wants to tell based off of… Read more »

December 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Reply to  Clark_Jo

youre absolutely right. I think even a reboot is questionable at this point because I think WB/DC have such little faith in the character. It’s just so disheartening though to see not only Aquaman already getting a sequel, but Wonder Woman And now even Blue Beetle and Plastic Man are getting films developed. I wonder if they’ll cram another hero ala Batman in the sequel at the expense of the titular hero. This only proves to me yet again that they need to hire the right personnel to take on Superman. Singer, Snyder, Goyer and Whedon have absolutely no grasp… Read more »

December 14, 2018 11:01 am

They’re probably most likely friends Henry and Jason. So Jason is sticking up for his friend. I don’t know what’s going on with the whole movie end of DC, but from what I can tell from this video, he’s being a good friend to Henry.

December 14, 2018 12:55 pm

Well Henry hasn’t said anything about staying as Superman…beside showing us all the video of him with the figure. I remain a bit optimistic that some news will emerge from the man himself and we will know more.
All in all it’s good to see that Jason Momoa has made himself the Aquaspokesman for the DCEU and his castmates. I really do think that he likes this universe and what has been built upon and fights to keep it running despite its faults and criticism.

December 14, 2018 4:51 pm

Henry Cavill is great and all, but he can’t be Superman if WB does not allow him to appear in live action as Superman. If it is not already in their plans, they need to fast track a Superman movie. Hope any script is not in development hell. Introduce Brainiac, cameo Supergirl and re-introduce Green Lantern for a deeper, more cosmic flavor. All these are elements and characters we, as Superman fans, have wanted to see in a Superman movie for the longest time. Make it happen already. And finally, drop hints of the existence of Intergang so you have… Read more »

December 15, 2018 11:00 am

Just a few days ago Momoa talked about the possibility of Cavill, and Affleck being out, and had this to say… “If they’re both out, then listen: It’s just the place they’re at in their careers,” I mean, how many has Henry done? He’s done three? Yeah, I mean, like, you want to move on. I think if I did… s***, I have done three. […] I mean, Henry wants to just expand on something. Ben is an amazing director that is of age, and probably he’s done enough. I don’t know how to speak on behalf of them, but… Read more »

December 15, 2018 2:22 pm

I have to agree with most of the sentiments here.. I think Cavill was a great casting as Superman… but I think that a new actor could easily slip into the role, because, unfortunately for Henry, there was no opportunity for him to really make the role his… there was no defining Superman moments, and the ones that were impressive visuals – were just that – visual… I thin that there are enough square Jawed actors in the industry to provide a visual cue. all of his charm was shown at comic-cons etc where we, the hard core fan base… Read more »

December 16, 2018 4:48 am

As I said in a related news story, they will keep Henry around for a while, as they have no plans for a new Superman movie. This may sound good, but in reality all we’ll get is a few minutes of him, cameo’ing in other heroes’ movies for a boost. They never shot that rumored Shazam cameo before they wrapped shooting (this was before the upset of Henry potentially leaving), but shortly after that was “resolved”, the film went into extensive reshoots and one of them may very well be a Superman cameo. Henry may still be in the DCEU,… Read more »

December 16, 2018 9:49 am

‘Man of Steel 2’ or none of this means anything.

December 16, 2018 10:10 am

I know that I missed giving people positive votes on Friday. Sorry about that. So here are the positive votes. Happy late weekend everyone.

December 17, 2018 2:20 am

Good… now someone make a GOOD Superman movie for him to star in. I’m sorry, but Man of Steel felt like Supergirl to me. Meh movie, great flying effects.

December 19, 2018 9:01 pm

People can look really good well into their mid-40s. I think it could still work. If they can cast adults as teenagers in high school, Henry has no worries. Hell, Sam Jackson is 70 and it looks like they pulled off making him look 40 in Capt. Marvel.

Troy Cornelsen
December 24, 2018 3:30 pm

Awesome. Good news.