Henry Cavill 'Absolutely Not' Departing Superman Role, Says Jason Momoa

Henry Cavill as Superman

According to Aquaman star Jason Momoa, fellow DCEU actor and Justice League co-star Henry Cavill "absolutely" does not intend to leave the role of Superman as previously reported.

At a red carpet event for Aquaman, Momoa was asked about his thoughts on Cavill leaving the DCEU after reports surfaced earlier this year that the Man of Steel star was looking to depart from the role. In contrast to earlier comments made about their possible departure, Momoa denied Cavill was done portraying the DCEU superhero.

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"I just talked to Henry," revealed Momoa to Entertainment Tonight. "He's absolutely not [leaving the role]. He's loves the character. He's not. 100 percent. It's absolutely [not happening]."

Reports in September had arisen that Cavill would not reprise his role as Clark Kent for a cameo in next year's Shazam!. While it was initially suggested that Cavill was exiting the DCEU entirely, neither Warner Bros. nor Cavill himself have confirmed an official departure with the actor hinting that he was not done with the role.

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Fresh rumors in October indicated that the studio was not looking to move forward with solo films starring either Ben Affleck's Batman or Cavill's Superman, more interested in recasting for Batman entirely while the future of Superman in the DCEU remained uncertain. With Momoa's latest comments, hopefully fans will get the opportunity to see Cavill's Last Son of Krypton on the big screen in some capacity once again.

In the meantime, the latest DCEU film, Aquaman, opens in theaters everywhere on December 21.

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