[Update:] It appears that Henry Cavill’s manager has stated that he hasn’t retired from the role of Superman just yet. Screenrant notes that Cavill’s manager has denied the rumors that he’s abandoned the DCEU.
Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. @wbpictures has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe. Anticipate a WB statement later today.
— Dany Garcia (@DanyGarciaCo) September 12, 2018
Original article: News reports have come out indicating that Henry Cavill has given up on the DCEU to do Superman right and has apparently dropped out of the fractured comic book universe, hanging up the boots and cape as the man of steel. According to Deadline, Warner Bros., is eyeing a potential new direction for the series, even considering casting Michael B. Jordan as a black Superman.
The article states…
“Warner Bros. has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time, even considering casting Michael B. Jordan in the role down the road.”
Deadline also reports that Warner Bros., is currently prioritizing Supergirl above Superman at the moment, and has picked up Oren Uziel as the scriptwriter for the upcoming project.
On the upside, a Warner Bros., representative confirmed to Deadline that they have made no current decisions regarding the upcoming Superman film just yet, so Michael B. Jordan is not locked into the role…
“We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films”
This news comes short on the heels of Warner Bros., and DC’s new “diversity and inclusion” policy, which is designed around propping up minorities and LGBTQIA people in their films, content creation, and creative works.
This news obviously did not go down well with fans, who were not keen on Warner Bros., even attempting to change Superman’s race for the purpose of agitating fans and pushing Leftist agitprop.
This has been a frequent theme in Hollywood recently, with propagandists replacing the all-male Ghostbusters with a female-led movie that tanked at the box office in 2016. Fox also tried race-swapping the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movie, once again getting Michael B. Jordan to play Johnny Storm, which did not go down well with fans at all.
There was also massive pushback from the casual fans when they found out that the producers of the Netflix rendition of The Witcher were originally looking to cast a black or ethnic actress to play Ciri, a pale-skinned Polish girl.
Fans managed to break through enough to finally force showrunner Laruen S. Hissrich to take notice and take leave from Twitter for the time being, as reported by Digital Spy.
It’s time for a Twitter hiatus. The love here is amazing, and the hate is enlightening, like a real-life Trial of the Grasses, except I HAVE to read less and write more — or we won’t have a damn finale. Be back soon with more insight and more Roach. Be nice to each other, okay?
— Lauren S. Hissrich (@LHissrich) September 10, 2018
It’s rather obvious that Hollywood is either trying to troll fans, has a penchant for wanting to tank franchises, or is more concerned with pushing political propaganda than making money.