Disrespectful! Fans drag Warner Bros. for announcing Superman reboot on Henry Cavill birthday

Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the news of a Superman reboot at the wrongest of times; on Henry Cavill birthday. Fans are ripping the company apart for what they see as a sign of disrespect for the widely loved actor.

While the studio did not openly make the announcement, fans tie it to being behind the The Hollywood Reporter article. It is not strange for companies to leak news about a project via a popular new outlet like THR and not take credit for it.

The film studio had even posted about Cavill’s birthday, yet, angry fans think this is a tongue-in-cheek statement.

Already, the news of a Superman reboot has rubbed DC fans the wrong way since it was hinted at months ago. However, in February 2021, when Ta-Nehisi Coates was hired as scriptwriter and J. J. Abrams as producer, they revealed that a black actor was going to be in the lead role.

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This news was first interpreted as the introduction of Calvin Ellis or Val-Zod — two black characters in DC comics who had taken the role of Superman. Thus, they believed that Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent Superman will still exist.

Disrespectful! Fans drag Warner Bros. for announcing Superman reboot on Henry Cavill birthday
Image of a Black Superman from DC Comics.

This if far from the truth. What Coates and Abrams are working on is a Black Kal-El (Clark Kent). This means that Warner Bros. was making good its alleged plan of stifling the #SnyderVerse.

They are now taking it further by using the THR Superman reboot announcement to take the shine away from Henry Cavill’s 38th birthday, many fans claim.

They are taking matters into their hands as it seems, with the hashtag #HenryCavillSuperman:

What do you think about a Superman reboot with a Black person playing Clark Kent? Will Warner Bros. decision to stop the SnyderVerse ultimately ruin DC Comics? You may also like our recent article Mark Wahlberg and other Hollywood actors who changed their bodies for a movie role

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Obinna is a fiction writer from Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up loving comic book characters and superheroes. He watches lots of action films and writes entertainment and technology articles. He is also interested in science and how things work.

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