Cavill acts earnest on screen, but off screen he's a total goofball. But he may give fans some hope with his new Instagram video.
He never says a word in the clip, but he wears a Krypton Lifting Team T-shirt while mock-solemnly raising a Superman action figure. All while staring into the camera. The deadpan humor and music would suggest this isn't quite a funeral for Superman, it's the actor having fun with the "exciting" day of rumors.
The Hollywood Reporter had said Cavill was out as Superman in the DCEU as Warner Bros./DC shifted gears with new projects for younger stars. Cavill was supposed to cameo in "Shazam!" but apparently a scheduling conflict marred that (final?) appearance.
Cavill's agent Dany Garcia tweeted a hopeful note:
Warner Bros. did issue a vague statement later on Wednesday, saying no decisions had been made yet -- i.e. We haven't fired him, so stop yelling at us.
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