Hollywood Reporter says Cavill is hanging up his cape after “contract talks between Cavill’s WME reps and Warners broke down” over a proposed cameo appearance in 2019’s DC superhero movie Shazam! Cavill’s performances as the Man of Tomorrow have generally been well received, but the films themselves – Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman and Justice League – have all been incredibly divisive, and alienated a lot of superhero fans.
While a sequel solo movie for Superman has always been rumoured, THR’s report suggests that a future Superman film would not enter production for “at least several years” while the studio focuses on Supergirl. Warner Bros.is already experimenting with DC movies that fall outside the usual established DCEU continuity.
The actor took to Instagram Wednesday evening to respond to the news he would no longer be appearing as Superman, without actually saying anything.
Time will tell exactly what the future holds for Cavill and his tenure at the DCEU, but it looks like it might not be time to launch that “Bring Back Henry Cavill” petition just yet. Warner Bros.is moving along with their Supergirl film which will not feature Superman at all, while Aquaman sees a release later this year along with a sequel to Wonder Woman.
According to THR, Warner Bros.is instead focusing on a Supergirl movie, which would most likely write out Cavill’s Superman from the film mythology.
In a shocking development, Henry Cavill reportedly is no longer part of DC cinematic universe as Superman. The actor is packing in more ways than one, with a supporting role in this year’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and an upcoming starring role in Netflix’s new series TheWitcher. Cavill isn’t the only big name leaving the DCCU, as Ben Affleck is reportedly out as Batman, as well. The studio is in a similar situation with Batman, as Affleck is not expected to reprise the role in Matt Reeves’ upcoming “The Batman”. With all of Warner Bros.’s DC movies now lined up, a Superman movie is still several years away, with the Supergirl movie being slated first.
Cavill’s manager Dany Garcia, however, seemed to deny the report.