We’re all still trying to process exactly what’s going on with Henry Cavill and the role of Superman, but if this is indeed goodbye few tributes will be as tearjerking as this one.
Thanks to artist BossLogic, who isn’t sure if Cavill is indeed hanging out the cape either, we have this lovely but rather sad Superman No More art. It shows an alley with Cavill walking away from a trash can with his dog by his side. In the trash can, you can see his Superman suit with the cape draping over, and Cavill’s head is hung low as he walks away.
“I started making a (Superman no more) tribute when I first heard the news thought I’d finish it. Seen the video, read the statement and still unsure what is going on with the future of #superman seems like they may be benching him for a while. I wish Henry all the best regardless.”
The tribute is also an homage that many Spider-Man fans will notice. It pays homage to a classic Spider-Man panel where Peter was giving up the mantle of Spider-Man, and the costume and mask can be seen in the trash can in an alleyway.
According to the original report that started all this talk, Warner Bros did not have another solo Superman project in the cards for at least a few years. The current negotiations revolved around a Shazam! Cameo, but those talks ultimately fell through, and Warner Bros. decided to part ways with Cavill. Now it will need to reconfigure its universe a bit, as Cavill was a critical part of the early foundation.
That included Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League, so it will be interesting to see how Warner Bros and DC work their universe going forward. Do they ignore those appearances, simply recast, or change up the universe or timeline itself? Maybe it’s time for DC to push forward with a Flashpoint of its own to wipe the slate clean (except for Wonder Woman of course).
At the moment there are plenty of other announced projects in the DC film universe to think of too, but the future of those remains to be seen.
Next up for DC is Aquaman, which lands in theaters on Dec. 21st. Shazam! is slated to hit theaters on April 5, 2019, while Wonder Woman 2 hits theaters on Nov. 1, 2019.
Felix and I are saddened by this as well as all the Supes fans out there. We heard that no Man of Steel was on the books. Again, Warner brothers made a bad move by not giving Henry his feature film.
If they are wondering what went wrong, don’t blame it on Henry, he didn’t spend 35 million what took a photoshopper 5 minutes to do. Henry didn’t fire a director halfway through the filming taking the picture in a new direction adding more retakes to the original vision of Zack. Henry didn’t write the script in which the storyline was lame.
Warner Bros is about to take a gamble on untried Super Girl because of TV? Or was it because of the success of Wonder Women and think girls will sell better? Why not hire Patty to direct Superman? Think about that one? Henry made an excellent suggestion with Christopher McQuarrie, talk about experience! Warner is greedy thinking they will find someone else that looks like Superman, please! You could give Henry a bit more on the back end. Trying to deny flat out negotiations is lame. I believe he should be respected more for his dedication to the part. The support and leadership Henry has given are so valuable that kind of loyalty is hard to come by.