Henry Cavill Trolls Instagram With Weird (and Hilarious) Superman-Themed Video

Come for Cavill neither confirming nor denying that he’s out as the Man of Steel, stay for the intense staring and Austrian classical music

Henry Cavill Justice League Mustache
Henry Cavill's Mustache in Justice League

Looks like Henry Cavill finally decided to weigh in on reports that he’s no longer playing Superman in Warner Bros.’ DC Comics movies… by trolling his fans on Instagram with a video that illuminates absolutely nothing.

Earlier Wednesday, individuals with knowledge of the matter told TheWrap that Cavill will no longer play Superman in any upcoming DC films, including the previously-announced cameo in “Shazam!” as Warner Bros. is shifting focus to a standalone “Supergirl” movie.

WB for its part says it has made no decisions about the future of Superman in its DC universe films. And Cavill’s reps did not respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. But late Wednesday afternoon, Cavill posted the clip, bearing the caption “Today was exciting #Superman,” that basically blows a raspberry at the whole thing.

It features him in a “Krypton Lifting Team” t-shirt — that’s Superman’s home planet — as he slowly lifts a Superman action figure into view while intently, and silently staring at the camera.

But don’t take our word for it. Watch below:


Oh, and he’s listening to a rendition of Johann Strauss’ “The Blue Danube” waltz, with vocals by barking dogs. Which is almost as much fun as seeing Cavill dressed up as Superman but with his “Mission Impossible: Fallout” mustache intact.