Fifty Shades Darker is yet to cast an actor to play Jack Hyde, the stalker boss of Anastasia Steele, as Henry Cavil has confirmed that he will not be part of the BDSM-themed sequel.
Cavill, who plays Superman in the DC Comics movies, has said that he was simply playing with words while answering questions on the cast update of Fifty Shades Darker.
"I'm not in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. I'm for real. I'm just messing with everyone," the Man Of Steel star told The Mirror.
The British actor was apparently fed up with the rumours surrounding his involvement in the movie adaptation of the best-selling erotic novel written by EL James and used a "different tact" to handle those.
"The first time around, everyone was asking, 'Are you Christian Grey?' I went 'No!' But no one cared and everyone kept talking about it. This time around, everyone is now still convinced I'm part of the series. Now the question is, 'Are you going to be in 'Fifty Shades Darker.' And I thought, I'm going to try a different tact this time. See what they say. And so I tried a different tact," he added.
The news will dishearten fans as they definitely want to see Cavill playing the cunning boss of Ana (Dakota Johnson) who forces her to sleep with him before Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) buys out his company and throws him out of office.
The actor whose movie Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is scheduled to release in 2016, earlier told E! News: "Basically what I can say is I can't say anything about it right now."
The sequel of Fifty Shades of Grey will pick up from where the first movie left off and this time it will be more of a thriller than a sexual-romantic love story. In the previous movie, Ana leaves her billionaire boyfriend for good after he canes her in the Red Room of Pain.
The upcoming movie will show how Dornan's character will try to win Ana back, while she juggles between her new job, her attraction towards her obsessive lover and her stalker boss who demands sex from her.
Fifty Shades Darker is set to premiere on 10 February 2017, while the third part in the series Fifty Shades Freed will premiere around on 9 February 2018.