Henry Cavill to stop playing Superman, reports suggest

Henry Cavill to stop playing Superman, reports suggest

Henry Cavill to stop playing Superman, reports suggest

According to The Hollywood Reporter, which cites anonymous sources, Cavill will no longer play Superman in future films.

"The word has been out that Warner Bros. has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time, even considering casting Michael B. Jordan in the role down the road", the publication reported. It is very much in my desire to do a "Man of Steel 2", a direct sequel to "Man of Steel", and there is a whole bunch of Superman story that I want to tell. Another report on Deadline suggests the studio is considering Black Panther and Creed star Michael B Jordan as the next Superman.

The studio will now shift its focus to Supergirl, Superman's cousin.

During a recent investor conference, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey hinted that a change was brewing in the DC extended universe.

Additional information indicates that Warner is likely to refrain from producing a solo Superman film for the next few years.

The DCEU has struggled to find its footing compared to Marvel's MCU: to date Wonder Woman is the only universally successful film they've made, with others struggling in terms of critics, the box office, or both.

Cavill ultimately starred as Superman in three films: Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League.

Superman is hanging up his red cape.

Regarding the earlier article from today, it seems to be a PR piece basically put out by Warner Bros.in an attempt to leverage Henry Cavill into signing back on as Superman according to their terms.

It's unlikely that this is all a ruse to drum up interest for a new Superman movie or appearance, and is instead a failed contract negotiation finally going public.

What exactly happens next remains to be seen, but we can guess Dany Garcia obviously called Warner Bros. and further discussions are ongoing. None of Aquaman's fellow Justice League members, including Cavill or Affleck, are mentioned in the credits.

It was announced last week that Henry has been cast in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher as Geralt of Rivia, the main character in the popular fantasy universe that's previously been adapted into a hit video game franchise.

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