Henry Cavill isn't finished with the Man of Steel just yet. So says Arthur Curry, mighty king of Atlantis! While on the blue carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of Aquaman last night, actor Jason Momoa was asked if Cavill was really leaving the DC Extended Universe forever.
“He’s absolutely not. He loves the character and he’s not, 100 percent. It’s absolutely not [happening],” he told Entertainment Tonight.
Rumors of Cavill's departure from the Warner Bros.' cinematic superhero universe first dropped in September. The same day, the Mission: Impossible - Fallout actor responded with a cryptic post on Instagram, while his manager, Dan Garcia, assured fans that "The cape is still in his closet."
If Cavill really isn't leaving after all, then there could be a bit of hope for the Justice League sequel, which means we can find out who won the race between Superman and The Flash (Ezra Miller). However, we're not counting chickens just yet, especially after Amy Adams said she was probably done playing Lois Lane, as Warner plans for a revamp of some kind.
Compound that with Matt Reeves' Batman flick languishing in development hell (not to mention Ben Affleck's ambiguous committment to the role of Bruce Wayne) and prospects are not looking that great. Luckily for us, Warner's still got some highly-anticipated comic book releases on the docket, including Shazam!, Wonder Woman 1984, Birds of Prey, and Plastic Man.
The next DCEU feature, Aquaman, opens in theaters next Friday, Dec. 21. Reviews for the James Wan-directed movie have been mainly positive so far, resulting in a 74 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.