Henry Cavill is reportedly no longer playing Superman in the DC movies


When ya look up in the sky.it might be a bird, might be a plane, but it damn sure won't be Henry Cavill - he's leaving the role of Superman.

While critical response for each of the films has been mixed at best, Cavill's performances have consistently been the unsung redeeming grace of each movie, with the actor embodying the earnest enthusiasm of the character even in the face of the dark, somber tone of the DC Extended Universe.

It's been reported that British actor Henry Cavill will no longer play Superman as Warners is set to focus on getting Supergirl on the big screen.

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Cavill has appeared as Kal-El in three DCEU films: Man of Steel, which was released in 2013 and kickstarted the cinematic universe, the widely-panned Batman v. Superman (2016) and the under-performing Justice League, which was released previous year.

Contract talks between Cavill's reps and Warner Bros are also believed to have broken down. None of Aquaman's fellow "Justice League" members, including Cavill and Affleck, is mentioned in the credits. She also called for calm, and told DC fans the world over to expect an official statement from Warner Bros. later today. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. will be looking to go in a different direction with Superman in the future and, to that end, has considered casting Michael B. Jordan in the role. Cavill, reportedly, was unable to find time to appear in Shazam!, the upcoming comic-book movie starring Asher Angel and Zachary Levi, due for release in April 2019. "This effectively removes an actor of Cavill's age from the storyline's equation given that Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to DC lore". It is said that a scheduling conflict lead to the axing of the Shazam! deal - a notion well supported by the fact that Cavill recently signed on to do a Netflix series titled The Witcher. This comes on the heels of the potential loss of Ben Affleck as Batman. Rather than capitalize on the Man of Steel, they plan on turning attention to his cousin, meaning a sequel wouldn't happen for several years.