Sun Sets on Cavill’s Superman?

Apparently, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Henry Cavill is out as Superman.

There are quite a few reasons stated (scheduling issues, problems negotiating a cameo in Warner Bros upcoming Shazam!, delays in ramping up a sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel, etc) and while–if this is true because it bears repeating that this is not been confined by Cavill or his representation–for my money how egregiously bad Superman had been interpreted has more than a little to do with it.

And speaking of Man Of Steel, anyone with a modicum of vision could see that was where the problems began.

As a Superman movie it was a pretty good alien invasion movie, which is problematic because such a controversial approach to the character–by the way, if you’re generating controversy producing a Superman movie you’re already doing something wrong–alienated huge swaths of moviegoers, tainting everything that followed.

And I have said before that the current incarnation of the DCEU needs to go, but I had always hoped that Cavill hung around because you can see the optimism, the potential for hope embodied in his performance being subsumed by the ego of a director who clearly never truly understood the material he was working with.

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