Henry Cavill Out as Superman? – The Hollywood Reporter broke news earlier today that Henry Cavill was out as Superman due to scheduling conflicts. While that’s not been confirmed by anyone else, there might be some merit to this by Warner Bros. vaguely worded response to the matter, saying;
While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we’ve always had great respect for and have a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged.
The quote reads more of a “…creative has nothing for you but the doors open for a return”, type response that we see in pro wrestling. More to the point, it sounds like Warner Bros. might be trying to keep the relationship intact with Cavill to bring him back for future projects outside of the DCEU.
Cavill’s agent, Dany Garcia (ex-wife and agent of The Rock, aka Black Adam) was quick to tweet out that no decision has been made and that Cavill still has the cape, so to speak.
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
This is coming on the heels of the next story. And yes, we’ll talk about the Michael B. Jordan rumors on tomorrow’s show (9 p.m. EST on mixlr.com/NerdCorp) because that’s just a whole other mess.
In the breaking point, the negotiation that caused Cavill’s alleged exit came from when he was set to make a cameo in the Shazam! film as Clark Kent, where he’d praise Billy Batson and tell him they’re keeping an eye out on him. The scheduling conflict caused that to not be possible.
It should also be noted that Cavill’s kind of known for some impetuous decision making, most famously dating a 19 year old when he was well into his 30’s. So who knows if he even thought out any possible departure through.
New Batman? – Oh boy. So Ben Affleck is basically out as the Caped Crusader, and all we’re waiting on at this point is the paperwork. Not only is his persona life damaging his perception, but now he’s a liability to insure and don’t even think that Hollywood cares about anything other than money. Not just that, he’s been attached as the face of Snyder’s DCEU, and it seems like things are going towards a soft reboot. Why not replace Affleck and get an actor with a bit more clout and respectability to their name? Enter Jon Hamm who seems to want the Batman role like a drowning man wants dry land.
In an interview with Graham Bensinger, Hamm said he’s a huge comic book fan, and would do the movie if the script was good.
It depends on the script, what the story is. I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I have read comic books since I was nine or younger. And I am pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I like the genre, and I like when they are done well.…I’d probably fit the suit. I’d have to work out a lot, which I don’t love. But, I am sure there is an interesting version of that being out there. And if they wanted to tap me on the shoulder and ask me to do it: why not?I have had rumors about that since probably season one of Mad Men. have never had a conversation with anyone about it, literally. And I’ve sat in the room with all these guys. I have never been offered anything. I think the Internet wants what it wants. But, I mean, a lot of people have to sign off on that, obviously not just the Internet.
You can see the video in it’s entirety below.
Nightwing Writer Gone? – Nightwing scribe Benjamin Percy has revealed on Twitter yesterday that he’s done with the character after issue 50. By the wording of his initial post, it seems as though this was ultimately DC’s decision. DC Comics has been revamping the writers for the past few months, ever since Brian Michael Bendis joined and ruined Superman.
Thread: 1) Thanks for the well wishes on The Comet Cycle. I’m going to hunker down and concentrate on finishing it. And I’m afraid Nightwing #50 will be my last in the series. I’m proud to have written it and I’m lucky as hell to have partnered w/ @CTMooneyham and @TravisGMoore pic.twitter.com/TJqYDQTnQx
— Benjamin Percy (@Benjamin_Percy) September 12, 2018
Below is information on the last of his books.
- written by BENJAMIN PERCY
- art by TRAVIS MOORE and CHRISTOPHER MOONEYHAM
- cover by MIKE PERKINS
- variant cover by JONBOY MEYERS
- “Knight Terrors” begins here! The big issue #50 kicks off an epic four-part story that brings together critical moments of fear and doubt from the past and the present. A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy unites the timelines: the Scarecrow, as you’ve never seen him before! This story goes deep into the mythology and nightmarish development of Dr. Jonathan Crane.
- ON SALE 10.3.18
- $4.99 US | 48 PAGES
- FC | RATED T
Quick Hits – Young Justice writer Greg Weisman revealed that there are 12 episodes done and ready to go. The Star Wars Cloud City play set goes on sale tonight for those interested.