Henry Cavill exits DC Extended Universe role as Superman

Henry Cavill’s Future as Superman Is Cloudy, Warner Bros. Focusing on Supergirl

Henry Cavill's Superman is leaving the DC Universe

A source informed THR, "There's a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work", and that the studio is attempting to hit a "reset" button with the DC universe.

Reports of Cavill's departure came with word that they failed to negotiate a cameo role in Shazam!

What this really tells me is that, despite Warner Bros. claiming that no decision has been made regarding Henry Cavill, that enough outlets have enough separate sources to at least indirectly confirm that the actor may, in fact, be headed of in his own direction. According to Deadline, Warner Bros.is now more focused on getting a Supergirl movie into production, while they've also got Aquaman and a Wonder Woman sequel in the works. This seems unlikey, with many fans already thinking Warner Bros. shifted too far away from comic book canon with the recent Cavill films. Notably, he is also wearing a shirt that says "Krypton Lifting Team" and has his hair pulled forward, likely as a callback to Superman's iconic hair curl. A proposed Superman cameo in the studio's upcoming "Shazam" feature will apparently not happen after contract talks between the actor's agents and Warner Bros.

Superman actor Henry Cavill posted a cryptic Instagram video in response to reports that he would no longer be playing Superman in forthcoming DC Extended Universe movies. Cavill appears next in the Netflix adaptation of "The Witcher". Once upon a development phase, as shepherded by director Zack Snyder, Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman were going to be cornerstones of the DCEU - essentially Warner Bros.'s version of Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and Chris Evans's Captain America.

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With its Supergirl plans, WB is said to be keen to shelve the character of Superman for a few years before a Bond style reboot with a new leading man.

But should DC be tabling Superman for a while to focus on Supergirl, that would show that the critical acclaim and box office gold that made Wonder Woman one of the top films of 2017 made a big impact at DC and Warner Bros.

WB isn't rushing to recast the Man of Steel at the moment.

After THR's report, The Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez also put out a piece confirming the news.

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