Henry Cavill reportedly out as Superman for DC's upcoming slate of movies

'Man Of Steel' Star Henry Cavill Is Done Playing Superman

'Man Of Steel' Star Henry Cavill Is Done Playing Superman

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Warner Bros. had tried to enlist Henry Cavill for a cameo in the upcoming Shazam film, but conversations broke down along the way, and that apparently closed the door on other potential Superman appearances further down the line.

A bombshell report just emerged from THR suggesting that the 35-year-old actor "parting ways with Warner Bros", who have produced the DC Universe films. He reprised the role alongside Ben Affleck's Batman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Justice League".

Anyone hoping to see Henry Cavill don the red cape of Superman again will likely hate this news.

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. Cavill will not appear in the movie due to scheduling conflicts.

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Is this the end for the troubled Man of Steel?

It's quite possible, then, that Warner Bros. will have both a new Superman and a new Batman, following persistent, almost two-year rumors that Ben Affleck is finished playing the Dark Knight.

The outlet contends the studio is turning a page on its cinematic universe, with a focus shifting away from the Man of Steel and toward a Supergirl film, reported just last month to be in development.

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