Henry Cavill No Longer Superman In DC Films
The British actor is out as Superman!
Superman Actor Parts Ways With DC Movies!
No official word has come from either the studio or the actor yet, but according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has parted ways with Henry Cavill who has played the role of Superman in their DC Extended Universe films including Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. The reason given for the break up was a breakdown during contract negotiations since Cavill's original contract only required him to play the role in three films which ended with last year's Justice League. WB and DC's plans for the character were shaky at best with most rumors putting him in cameo roles in upcoming movies such as Shazam! The studio is now supposedly shifting focus to a Supergirl movie, which somehow will not include the character of Superman. There are still no plans for a solo Superman film.
Persistent rumors state that Batman actor Ben Affleck has also dropped out of his role in the shared cinematic universe. Writer/director Matt Reeves is still developing a film titled The Batman which is rumored to recast the role and focus on a younger Caped Crusader perhaps giving the part to Jack Huston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kit Harrington, or Oscar Isaac. Justice League members Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Ezra Miller are still reportedly onboard for future installments of this franchise which has unsuccessfully been trying to get off the ground for over six years now. Rumors had posited that Cavill’s Superman was to potentially make cameos in future DCEU films like Shazam!, although that idea has probably been scrapped. THR's source, an unnamed studio insider said, “Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors. There’s a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn’t work.”
Cavill played roles in The Count of Monte Cristo, Stardust, and Immortals before gaining worldwide fame in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and this summer's Mission: Impossible - Fallout. It's an amazing career that he's launched since director Zack Snyder cast him as Kal-El/Clark Kent in 2013's Man of Steel. Henry will next play Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix series The Witcher based on the popular series of books which will run for 8 episodes and is likely to start shooting at the end of the year for a premiere on the streaming service in 2019. Warner Bros. and DC Films have a slate of films which include Aquaman, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman 1984 with tons of other projects in various stages of development such as The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Suicide Squad 2, Lobo, Justice League Dark, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Gotham City Sirens, Deadshot, Nightwing, Batgirl, Deathstroke, New Gods, Joker, Harley Quinn and the Joker, Haley Quinn, The Joker, and Supergirl.