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Twitter reacts to Henry Cavill's surprise Superman exit with meltdowns, eulogies, lots of jokes

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Sep 12, 2018, 11:06 AM EDT

First Ben Affleck's tenure as Bruce Wayne/Batman is called into question, and now Henry Cavill hangs up his red cape as Superman. Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe is ripping at the seams, and Twitter has taken notice.

Minutes after news broke that Cavill (Mission: Impossible - Fallout) would no longer be playing the cinematic Man of Steel, folks on social media voiced their support for the actor's interpretation of the superhero as well as their opinion that the DCEU is kaput. Oh, and also made some pretty good jokes along the way, too.

It's easy to see why Superman fans might be shell-shocked, as Cavill was the man who helped kick off DC's cinematic universe back in 2013. He was the impetus for the entire effort, and now he's gone. Even with Aquaman, Wonder WomanFlash, and Supergirl movies on the way, what does it mean for the roadmap if there's no Superman flying around in this world, waiting for the next Justice League?

Check out Twitter's reaction to the breaking news:

What do you think, is there any hope for the DCEU after such a major setback? Does Warner need to go back to the drawing board, or can they somehow salvage the situation? If so, how would they go about it? Let us know in the comments below!