Henry Cavill Exits Superman Role As Warner Bros. Shakes Up DC Universe

12 September, 2018, 18:25 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • REPORT Henry Cavill is Out as Superman in the DCEU

Another bump in the road for Warner Brothers' long-struggling DC franchise: Henry Cavill will no longer appear as Superman.

After all, Cavill has some die-hard fans, and they say they feel cheated by how the actor's tenure as Superman went down.

Sources close to Warners claimed that Henry, who starred as Superman in three DC films, will not be returning despite Warners trying to get him to make a cameo in the upcoming Shazam!

The 35-year-old Cavill was cast in the title role of director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, the divisive 2013 that retroactively launched the DCEU, and then returned in 2016's Batman v Superman and 2017's Justice League, none of which earned the reception, or the blockbuster status, Warner Bros. might have envisioned. "The studio has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story featuring a teen superheroine", THR writes.


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.

"There's a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work, ' adds the studio insider while a second source suggested the studio is hoping to hit a 'reset" after a string of failures and lack of critical acclaim.

A representative for Henry has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.

Henry was last on the big screen in this summer's blockbuster Mission Impossible: Fallout, alongside Tom Cruise. As for Cavill, the actor stirred headlines recently when he confirmed his casting in Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher.

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