Henry Cavill finished as Superman with DC Comics looking elsewhere


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mission: Impossible - Fallout star and famed mustache model will no longer be playing Superman in Warner Bros.' wild world of DC superhero films.

If true, Henry would not be able to reprise his role as the comics canon would see Superman be a infant in that timeline. Warners has chose to part ways the British actor, who has played the role of Kal-El in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

Henry first played Superman in 2013's Man of Steel, before the 2016 follow-up Batman v. Superman alongside Ben Affleck as Batman and last year's Justice League.

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Cavill's recent announcement that he was taking the lead in potentially multiple series adaptation of The Witcher books and computer games already raised suspicions. After contract talks between Cavill's WME reps and Warners broke down, talks eventually spiraled into Cavill leaving the role for good. 'There's a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work, ' says the studio insider.

With its Supergirl plans, WB is said to be keen to shelve the character of Superman for a few years before a Bond style reboot with a new leading man.

Scheduling conflicts caused him to turn down the Shazam! cameo - although it is thought that decision came before his commitment to Netflix - but now other talks have also fallen through. "The studio has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story featuring a teen superheroine", THR writes.