According to reports, Henry Cavill might not be reprising his role as Superman in upcoming installments. Her origin story as a teenage superheroine occurs when Kal-El is an infant in the DC timeline, meaning Cavill wouldn't be needed for the film. Cavill reportedly stepped down from the role that he has played in several Worlds of DC films after negotiations with the studio fell through.
Is Henry Cavill hanging up his cape? According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill is set to end his run (fly?) as Superman on the big screen.
Another factor that played into the deteriorating contract talks revolved around Warner Bros. decision to focus on its Supergirl movie for the time being. The actor last week revealed that he had been cast as the main character, Geralt of Rivia, in Netflix's upcoming adaptation of the Witcher novels.
Fans will recognize Cavill as the man of steel in the past three films.
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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.
Along with The Batman, the next DC projects expected to go into production in 2019 are The Flash and a potential sequel to Suicide Squad. This would make sense given reports surrounding Matt Reeves Batman film, which will also not star Ben Afleck and instead focus on a younger Bruce Wayne if rumours are to be trusted.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of Cavill's exit.