Actor Henry Cavill has driven nerd fans crazy with two back-to-back breaking news, one good and one bad. In a recent announcement by Netflix and corroborated by Cavill, it was revealed that the actor is going to step down from his highly popular lead role of Geralt of Rivia from the superhit fantasy saga The Witcher. Before fans could fully process this sad news, another bombshell was dropped, this time a good one! Cavill is all set to return to the DCEU and reprise his iconic role of Superman!
Henry Cavill and DCEU
Since donning Superman’s red cape in 2013, Henry Cavill had been living with one foot in and one foot out of the DCEU. Unlike most Marvel stars who dedicate most of their time to their superhero roles, Henry Cavill has been enjoying being an important part of multimillion-dollar franchises like Mission Impossible, The Witcher, and Enola Holmes. Though Cavill was contractually obligated to appear in one more Warner Bros. film as Superman, it remained unclear how much importance his return holds within the universe. But the buzz of expectation reached its zenith after Cavill’s highly celebrated recent cameo in Dwayne Johnson-led superhero flick Black Adam.
The News of Returning
This much-awaited return of Superman in the DCEU has been confirmed by the Man of Steel himself. In a recent Instagram video, Henry Cavill said that he had been waiting to post the news until Black Adam’s release so that the audience got the chance to watch the movie without any spoilers. After the release, he officially revealed that he would be back as Superman once again, and his surprise cameo in Black Adam was just a very small taste of things to come. This news was a huge saving grace to the fans who were saddened at his departure from The Witcher. Actor Liam Hemsworth will take up the mantle of Geralt of Rivia after the upcoming season.
Shaun Murphy was a world champion, and he recently went up against Si Jiahui, a Chinese opponent at the UK Championship. During the first round, Murphy lost 6-5. When interviewed after the loss, Murphy wasn’t too happy and even claimed that the whole game wasn’t fair.
Shaun Murphy Loses UK Championship
Si Jiahui is a 19-year-old amateur snooker player who turned professional back in 2019. Shaun Murphy didn’t take the loss lightly and even claimed that such a player shouldn’t be allowed in professional tournaments.
When Murphy talked to BBC Radio 5 Live, he informed them that he’s going to sound like a grump, but he still believes that it’s not fair and not right for Si Jiahui to be in the tournament. Even though he managed to come back from 5-1 down, he couldn’t capitalize on the last one.
Shaun Murphy went on to note that billard is the livelihood of the professionals and their living since they’re self-employed individuals and not contracted sportsmen as some might assume. He doesn’t believe that amateurs, like Si, should be playing against professionals like him, especially in such huge tournaments.
Murphy Voices His Concerns
Even though Shaun Murphy claimed that Si Jiahui deserved the victory in the UK Championship because of the way he played, like he didn’t have a care in the world, he still believes that amateurs shouldn’t have a place in professional tournaments.
After the interviews following the loss, Murphy took to social media to continue voicing his opinion on the matter. He posted on Instagram a screenshot of some of the hate he received from others online. Murphy added that as a professional player, he tries his best and sometimes that results in a win, and other times it results in a loss.
Though he lost, he played in the UK Championship with a severe injury despite the pain he experienced with each shot. Given the situation, Shaun Murphy was close to winning but ended up losing after trying his best.