Henry Cavill reveals Superman is his workout buddy in his new social media post. Having played the character since 2013 when he debuted in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, the actor reprised the hero two more times in 2016's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017's Justice League.
His fate as Superman, however, is currently hanging in the balance as there's no official word whether or not he'll be back to play the character again on the big screen. Last year, reports came out claiming that Cavill is already out of the DCEU. But shortly after, it was refuted by both the actor's camp and Warner Bros. It seems like the parties are still in active negotiations about where to bring the character next. In the meantime, Cavill is keeping himself busy with other projects such as the starring role in Netflix's The Witcher series, as well as possibly returning as August Walker in future Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible movies.
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Despite not having a final decision yet with regard to whether or not he's staying as the DCEU's Superman, Cavill continues to post Man of Steel-related content to quench people's thirst for him as the character. In his latest Instagram post, Cavill shared an image of him post-training and beside him is a life-sized cutout of the iconic DC superhero. In the caption, Cavill wrote down that he doesn't often workout, but when he does, Superman is his partner. Check out the image below:
Being the inaugural hero of the DCEU, it's a shame that Cavill's Superman doesn't have a proper future in the franchise just yet. While he's appeared in movies that were met with divisive responses, Cavill's portrayal of the hero was far from the issue. In fact, many loved his take on the character which explains why fans were distraught when initial news of his departure from the franchise came to light. Fans have been clamoring for a Man of Steel 2 starring the actor, but with an announced slate until 2021, it might take a while for that to come to fruition (if it gets greenlit), unless Warner Bros. moves their DC properties around.
Before fans get excited, the image isn't an indication that Cavill will be back as Superman anytime soon (or at all) on the big screen. From the looks of it, he was simply paying homage to the hero he's played for years before things got murky in the DCEU. But if there's one thing the public can take away from the image, it's that the actor might still be working hard behind-the-scenes for him to don the red cape once again. He knew that posting the image would rouse conversations again with regard to his future with the DCEU (as evidenced by the post's comments' section). If he was looking for a quiet exit, he would've refrained from doing that.
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