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Henry Cavill will not be returning as Superman after all

Henry Cavill will no longer be returning as Superman in the DC Cinematic Universe.

The Hollywood actor shared the sad news two months after announcing that he'll be playing the iconic hero in future DC films.

In a statement posted on his Instagram account, Cavill said he just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, who were hired after he was told to make the announcement.

"It's sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman," he said. "This news isn't the easiest but that's life."




He said that the "changing of the guard guard is something that happens" and that he respects it.

"James and Peter have a universe to build," he said. "I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes."

Cavill then shared a message to those who have been through his side over the years.

He said that although they can mourn it a bit, they have to remember that "Superman is still around."

"Everything he stands for still exists and the examples he set for us are still there," he said.

"My time to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will," he added. "It's been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards."

Cavill first played Superman in the 2013 film "Man of Steel." His last portrayal of the superhero was in the 2017 film "Justice League." —JCB, GMA Integrated News