Henry Cavill’s Future as Superman Is Cloudy, Warner Bros. Focusing on Supergirl


If true, Henry would not be able to reprise his role as the comics canon would see Superman be a infant in that timeline.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill's tenure as the Man of Steel is over after negotiations over a proposed appearance as Superman in the upcoming Shazam movie stalled.

This report comes from Deadline, who claims that Warner Bros.is now set on making a Supergirl movie as the immediate replacement for Superman after Losing Henry Cavill as the man of steel. Warner Bros. and Cavill's representatives did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment. The DCEU is dropping actors left and right, which sort of makes sense given how divisive and just plain not that good Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, and Justice League turned out to be.

Warner Bros. has been looking at different angles to take with future Superman installments and is now focusing on a Supergirl movie as the studio's top priority.

The 35-year-old Brit is reportedly leaving the role of Superman after talks with Warner Bros. and DC broke down.

Patty Jenkins's hit is helping pave a way forward for Warner Bros.'s superheroes; her sequel "Wonder Woman 1984" is due out next year. Cavill's next project is starring in Netflix's The Witcher fantasy series.

It is a little bit unfortunate, as while Cavill wasn't given great Superman movies to be in, he was a pretty great Superman independent of the stories his version of the character had been dropped in. "Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors", another studio source told THR. You really get an insight into Superman's mind. Ben Affleck already left Batman so he's not even the first to abandon ship, but this one stings a bit more for DC.