Henry Cavill’s Cryptic Video Response To News He Won’t Return As Superman Has Everyone Confused

Oh…kay, well that’s one way to do it…

The DC Comics faniverse is abuzz with the latest news about the Superman movie franchise, if one of the meanings of “abuzz” can be “collectively looking at their phones desperately yelling ‘WTF.’”

One of entertainment’s biggest stories yesterday was that actor Henry Cavill, whose face was created in a laboratory by an enemy state to destroy our will to resist, will no longer be playing Superman in DC’s future films. Contract negotiations broke down, and the company announced it will be focusing on the Supergirl films going forward. 

Sad! But okay, sure. Of course, next up is the carefully worded, flack-penned statement that’s all, “My partnership with DC has been wonderful, it was a real growth experience, and while I’m sad we couldn’t come to an agreement I wish them well and blah blah blah look how good my face is can you even believe it sometimes even I can’t” etc and so on. Right? 

Instead, this happened…

Okay…

So let’s break this down. So we’ve got Henry Cavill’s finer than ever face on a Superman doll… and the “Blue Danube Waltz”… and so …

Okay, go with me here, I think what’s happening is…

Yeah, no, I got nothing. 

Anyway, Cavill’s Instagram comments immediately filled with supplicants begging him not to leave, for whom the bizarre nature of the video seemed to have gone mostly unnoticed. But when Cavill’s agent, Dany Garcia, posted the video to Twitter…

The reactions took on a slightly different tone:

Namely, one of confusion:

And wishful thinking:

Plus a lot of devastation and desperation:

While some just decided that if you can’t beat the absurdity, you might as well join it: 

Though fans were not without their theories…

Anyway, what we do know is that Cavill is set to star in the Netflix series The Witcher soon. So at least we won’t be entirely deprived of that inhumanly perfect face. Silver linings!

H/T HuffingtonPost, The Hollywood Reporter