Henry Cavill may have flown as Superman for the last time.
THR's Tatiana Siegel who broke the news about Cavill's departure said, "As for who broke up with whom, Warner Bros. was the one who chose to move on from Henry Cavill".
If you'll recall, this morning, it was reported that talks for Henry Cavill to reprise his role as the Man of Steel fell through during negotiations for a cameo role in Shazam!
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.More news: ICC 'undeterred' after US' threat of sanctions, charges
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Studio insiders told The Hollywood Reporter that execs want to hit a "reset" button on their superhero films. For Cavill fans, he does have something new in the works: He'll star in a Netflix series called The Witcher.
Yes, that is a video of Henry Cavill slowly raising a Superman action doll to the camera, not saying anything while music (specifically a version of The Blue Danube mixed with dog barking sound effects) plays in the background.
Now, the man himself has posted a rather hilarious video on his Instagram account that all but declares his devotion to the character. That's said to be an origin story with Supergirl as a teenager, which, if they stuck to the comic book storyline, would make Superman a baby if it's on Krypton.
In fact, Ben Affleck, the current Batman, is also rumoured to be on his way out, with director Matt Reeves' forthcoming Batman standalone film said to be focused on a younger Bruce Wayne. As the studio attempts to shake up the struggling DC Universe, it is also prioritizing its Harley Quinn "Birds of Prey" spinoff, along with Todd Philip's stand-alone Joker film, and a "Wonder Woman" sequel. Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984 is due out in November 2019. None of Aquaman's fellow "Justice League" members, including Cavill and Affleck, is mentioned in the credits.