Fans hope Henry Cavill will be cast as 007 after he revealed he won't be returning as Superman
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Fans are trying to find the silver lining in Henry Cavill's devastating news.
The British actor revealed on social media he won't be returning to the Superman franchise after meeting with the Presidents at DC Studios.
He said: "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. I respect that."
He acknowledged that DC Studios President James Gunn and Peter Safran 'have a universe to build'.
"I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes," he 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!
"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."
The revelation has sent shockwaves through the cinematic superhero community.
But, diehard supporters feel this could be the perfect time for Cavill to find a new movie franchise to get on board with.
Something that's a little more...homegrown.
Many have taken to Twitter to beg the producers in charge of the next James Bond film to pick up the phone and call Cavill immediately.
henry cavill should sign that james bond contract right about now.— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) December 8, 2022
Curious if the Broccolis wanted Henry Cavill for 007, but he had prior commitments, said he'd think about it, canceled those commitments, and has freed himself up for the next 10 years to fully commit himself to that role.— walker, (@lifeafterkosovo) December 15, 2022
Witcher is fine, Superman is nice, but Bond is Bond.
Henry Cavill should be the next James Bond. Someone get it done— Ryan (@RyanWolfey) December 15, 2022
But this means Henry Cavill can finally play James Bond, right? pic.twitter.com/PLUMSQxN84— Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) December 15, 2022
But these fans shouldn't get their hopes up too much.
James Bond boss Michael J Wilson gave us an insight into who they're looking for now that Daniel Craig's reign has come to an end.
"He's a person who has been through the wars, so to speak," he said at an event at the British Film Institute, according to Deadline.
"He's probably been in the SAS or something, he isn't some kid out of high school that you can bring in and start off - that's why it works for a 30-something."
Considering Henry Cavill will be 40 next year and the next instalment of James Bond could run for at least a decade, Henry might be a little too old to make the cut.
But, never say never.
Cavill's age could be the reason why DC Studios is going in a new direction for Superman.
DC co-President James Gunn revealed on Twitter their next movie about the Man of Steel will focus on a younger Clark Kent.