According to a new rumor posted at WeGotThisCovered.com, the long-rumored cameo appearance by Superman in the upcoming “Shazam!” film will still take place… but without Henry Cavill.
“The Man of Steel’s appearance comes at the end of Billy Batson’s new film as part of the payoff to a running joke. Throughout the movie, it’s said that Billy’s friend and foster brother Freddy Freeman has been asking Billy to show up at his school in the Shazam persona in order to prove to all of Freddy’s classmates that he knows the hero. In the final scene, Shazam finally makes an appearance, before saying that he brought another friend with him. At this point, Superman walks into the room, but since Cavill isn’t looking ready to return anytime soon, the film will allegedly use a body double that doesn’t show Clark Kent’s face.”
The part of this claim that stood out for me were the words “Cavill isn’t looking ready to return anytime soon”. Have they seen him lately? He looks ready to me. OK, maybe they mean “ready” in the contractual sense, but still… If Warner Bros. really wanted Henry Cavill’s Superman to appear in “Shazam!”, I’m sure Henry would be more than willing to do it… all things considered.
Henry Cavill has been in Budapest filming his new role for Netflix’s “The Witcher”, where a new photo of the actor signing a “Man of Steel” life-size statue was taken and posted online.
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Incredibly productive trip to Budapest to prep and train @HenryCavill for key scenes in the upcoming @Netflix series #TheWitcher. His choice to take things to the next level is no small task as he’s currently working a grueling shoot schedule working French hours(12+ hour days -no lunch breaks) plus an additional 2 hours for hair and make up prep. His 110% commitment is no joke. Thank you to Adam @FlexgymBudapest where this Superman statue now lives. #RienziStrength