Henry Cavill is addressing his impending exit from the D.C. Universe as Superman — sort of.
In a cryptic video posted to Instagram on Tuesday, the Man of Steel and Justice League actor, wearing a “Krypton Lifting Team” T-shirt, stares at the camera with a stony expression as a Superman figurine enters and disappears from the frame. “The Blue Danube” waltz, sung by barking dogs, plays over the scene.
“Today was exciting #Superman,” Cavill wrote in the caption.
The video followed The Hollywood Reporter‘s story early Wednesday that revealed Cavill is parting ways with the D.C. Universe after contract negotiations broke down for a Man of Steel cameo in Shazam!. Warner Bros. “has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie,” which will feature a teenage heroine and follow a much earlier timeline than the recent movies in which Cavill’s Superman has appeared.
Warner Bros. also likely won’t make another Superman movie for several years, and Cavill recently signed on to star in the Netflix series The Witcher.
Warner Bros., for its part, is remaining tight-lipped about the future of Cavill’s Superman. “We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films,” a Warner Bros. representative told THR.
On Wednesday commenters on Cavill’s video expressed some confusion about what the scene means. “I DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS,” one wrote. “Henry what are u trying to tell us bro? Are u trying to get Wb to greenlight a sequel,” another said.
Watch Cavill’s video below.