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Henry Cavill NOT returning as Superman anymore: 'My turn to wear the cape has passed'

The actor penned a heartbreaking note after his meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran.

Henry Cavill NOT returning as Superman anymore: 'My turn to wear the cape has passed'
Henry Cavill in a still from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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Last Updated: 05.07 AM, Dec 15, 2022

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Henry Cavill dropped a major shocker on his social media pages, which fans are still trying to wrap their heads around. The British actor announced his exit as Superman with a heartbreaking statement. Cavill wrote about his meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and announced that it's bad news for his die-hard fans across the globe.

The actor started by writing, "I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and it's sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman."

Cavill made a cameo in Black Adam, which was Dwayne Johnson's first DC movie. This showed that he will be back as Superman in future movies. However, the actor wrote, "After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn't the easiest, but that's life. The changing of the guard is something that happens."

The Witcher actor further stated, "I respect that James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes."

While getting emotional, Cavill added, "For those who have been by my side through the years... we can mourn for a bit, but then we must remember... Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there!"

He concluded by writing, "My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It's been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards."

Cavill first played the role of Superman in the 2013 film Man of Steel. Since then, he has reprised his role as the superhero, namely in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and Zack Snyder's Justice League. His last appearance was in Black Adam, in an uncredited cameo that appeared during the post-credits scene.