The comics, the movies, and now, the internet has tried to kill Superman. But clearly The Man of Steel just can’t stay dead.
After Google erroneously listed the death of Henry Cavill, the Superman actor took to Instagram to show that the reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated. Cavill posted a bemused selfie on Monday next to a screenshot of Wikipedia’s biography box stating March 3 as the date of his death.
His caption? “When you learn that you died 2 days ago....”
As of this writing, Wikipedia and Google have corrected the error. Superman lives!
Celebrity death hoaxes are nothing new. In fact, this news comes hot off the heels of two other actors who had to dispel false rumors of their deaths. On Feb. 17, Mark Hamill let fans know in his own cheeky way that he was fine after a fake news story claiming he had died made the rounds online. Two days later, Sylvester Stallone let everyone know that he was still, in fact, alive by posting on his Instagram account: “Please ignore this stupidity… Alive and well and happy and healthy… Still punching!”
So, with Cavill still fortunately alive and well, odds are we can see him continue to don the CGI cape and real tights in upcoming follow-ups to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Justice League arrives on Blu-ray March 13.