Henry Cavill's real status as Superman in the DC Extended Universe still remains a huge mystery to a lot of people but the general belief right now is that the British star is still pretty much part of the superhero franchise and is probably just waiting for Warner Bros. to give him a new project. As it stands, we still don't know when exactly Cavill dons his iconic Superman cape but rumor has it that he's set to make a huge comeback in The Rock's Black Adam movie but that one has yet to be confirmed.
The DC fandom exploded when rumors circulated on social media this week that Cavill will be reprising his Superman role in Ezra Miller's standalone The Flash film. Twitter "leaker" @ViewerAnon claims that two of his trusted sources told him that the star of Netflix's The Witcher will once again take flight as the Man of Steel in the upcoming DCEU film which also stars Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton.
I'm going to feel like an ass if this doesn't pan out but two different people, both whom I trust, have sworn to me that Henry Cavill is in THE FLASH.— ViewerAnon Is Taking a Break (@ViewerAnon) August 2, 2021
However, as promising as the rumors is, Hollywood insider and The Wrap correspondent Umberto Gonzalez debunked reports surrounding Cavill's much-awaited comeback to the DCEU. Responding to the viral tweet, Umberto claims that the actor isn't returning in The Flash. Not only that, but the reporter shockingly revealed that Henry is not under contract with WB contrary to popular belief.
He isn't going to be in The Flash and in fact doesn't currently have a deal to reprise Supes in any movie.— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) August 2, 2021
Warner Bros. has yet to comment regarding the matter but if it's true that Cavill is actually not contracted for any DC Film, then it must truly mean that he is out of the picture as Superman. If that's the case, then it continues to prove that the studio doesn't know what to do with the DCEU which quite frankly has become a giant mess since the Justice League issue was made public. Sure, it's not too late for them to turn things around but losing their flagship actor isn't a step in the right direction.