According to The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.com, Henry Cavill will not be reprising his role as Superman in Warner Bros.’ DC films.
This has been a rumor for some time, but news Superman fans didn’t want to hear because Henry Cavill’s portrayal of the character is a fan favorite.
Cavill played Superman in three films, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Due to heavy rewrites in Justice League, Cavill was actually called back to film new scenes for the film but due to scheduling conflicts with ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ the actor had to famously shoot new scenes with facial hair, that had to be removed digitally.
It turns out Warners had been trying to get Cavill to do a Superman cameo in the upcoming Shazam! movie, but talks broke down between Cavill’s agency reps and Warner Bros.
Fans have held out hope for years that the studio would make a direct a sequel to “Man of Steel”, but it’s being reported that the studio’s top priority is a a teenaged Supergirl movie.
Oren Uziel (the writer of ’22 Jump Street’, ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’) is working on the script.
While Cavill is leaving and it’s strongly belived Ben Affleck will not return as Batman, others memebers of the “Justice League” are moving forward.
Gal Gadot is returning for Wonder Woman 1984, hitting theaters in November 2019. Jason Momoa is starring in a solo Aquaman movie this December.
Cavill is moving on to star in The Witcher series on Netflix, based on the best-selling fantasy RPG.
I have to tell you, I think Warner Bros is making a big mistake. Finding the right actor to play Superman is not easy and they had a good one in Henry Cavill. Fans loved him as this character.
Man of Steel made $668 million worldwide, Batman v Superman brought in $873 million worldwide and Justice League earned $657 million worldwide and he wasn’t even on the poster or in any of the trailers.
He wasn’t in most of the movie, but some would argue he was the best thing in that movie. I’m just really dissapointed by the way Warner Bros. handles the Superman property.
What do you think?
Are you surprised or dissapointed by this news? Do you think Warner Bros should have tried harder to keep Cavill as the Man of Steel? Tell me what you think in the comments below.