Henry Cavill Reportedly Leaving DC Extended Universe As Superman

From there, the studio mostly chose to move away from Superman and lean into the Christopher Nolan Batman movies, but once that trilogy ended in 2012, the opportunity arose to build a new universe based on the iconic DC characters.

THR indicates that the separation stemmed from Warner Bros.' attempt to enlist Cavill to star as Superman in "Shazam!", which stars Zachary Levi, saying that contract negotiations "broke down". He followed up the portrayal in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). Warner Bros.is not expected to release another movie centering on Superman for multiple years, an insider told THR. While many sites took the rumor as definitive and declared he term as the Man of Steel to be over, his manager and WB posted contrary posts to say he's still the Big Blue Boy Scout.

Cavill and Warner Bros. are yet to respond to the report. Will there be backlash against Warner Bros for not re-signing Henry Cavill as Superman?

Cavill can next be seen as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's upcoming series adaptation of The Witcher.

Cavill joins Ben Affleck on the list of stars from recent DC Superhero films to be sidelined after lackluster performances by the films in the box office.

Superman actor Henry Cavill posted a cryptic Instagram video in response to reports that he would no longer be playing Superman in forthcoming DC Extended Universe movies. Whatever went on behind the scenes (allegedly something to do with a dispute regarding a possible Superman cameo in Shazam!), the end result was that Cavill was hanging up his Superman spurs once and for all. The production company did note that they "have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films". Cast Michael B. Jordan.

However, this will not be a full reset, with Gal Gadot returning for "Wonder Woman 1984" (slated to premiere in November 2019) and Jason Momoa back for a solo Aquaman movie, due this December.

However, neither WB nor Cavill's reps have confirmed Cavill's exit.