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.”
Henry Cavill is still our Man of Steel. Watch Jason Momoa shut down rumors about Henry moving on from Superman. pic.twitter.com/iDddD2jN34
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) December 13, 2018
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.