The announcement that Henry Cavill would be stepping down from the role of Superman was met with a wave of emotional reactions, not to mention plenty of speculation on who could or should be taking the actor’s place in the DC saga. Nonetheless, with no official confirmation on the news yet, there’s always the chance that we’re being a little premature in our responses.
This uncertainty is acknowledged in a quick caveat that fan and artist BossLogic included with their latest work. But otherwise, both the image and text serve as a heartfelt farewell to the Justice League star.
BossLogic’s tweet reads as follows:
“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 awhile. I wish Henry all the best regardless.”
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As well as paying tribute to the actor who helped kick off the DCEU with 2013’s Man of Steel, BossLogic’s work also references a famous panel from the Spider-Man comics, which was later recreated in 2004’s Spider-Man 2. But just as we’ve cycled through multiple Peter Parkers in the last couple of decades, Cavill’s departure would likely pave the way for another star to take his place in the franchise.
Reports say that Warners Bros. could be eyeing Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan to be the next Clark Kent. Meanwhile, some fans would tell you (probably jokingly) that the time is right for Nicolas Cage, though the man himself seems happy for someone else to inherit the role that he once so nearly had. And speaking of former Supermen, Dean Cain from Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman has recently thrown his hat into the ring, too.
In any case, if it indeed turns out that Cavill is “Superman no more,” then you can expect the speculation to only escalate from here.