Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Henry Cavill Is Out as Superman in DC Movies

Henry Cavill Is Out as Superman in DC Movies

Following publication of THR's report, Warner Bros. issued the following statement to ET Canada: "While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we've always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged". Without so much as uttering a single word, pulling a face other than one most would call "eerily stoic", or breaking eye contact with the camera, Cavill lowers the figure while a dog barking version of Johann Strauss II's 1886 waltz "The Blue Danube" sounds off in the background.

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter claimed Henry, who has played Superman in three films, couldn't commit to a planned cameo in Shazam! due to a scheduling conflict and the studio was putting a stop to any future appearances in the franchise. Let us know in the comment section below!

Meanwhile, the studio is also betting on the popularity of Harley Quinn, who was played by Australia's Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad, according to the trades press. This would mean that an actor of Cavill's age would no longer be required as superman would be a young adult. There are rumors that Batman actor Ben Affleck is also departing from the studio and that he will not appear in Matt Reeves' upcoming The Batman.

Meanwhile, rumours also suggest Ben Affleck, who is now in rehab for alcohol abuse, will not return as Superman's DC Comics sidekick, Batman, in a stand-alone film, titled The Batman.

Cavill mysteriously reacted to the news with an Instagram video posted Wednesday. With his commitment to the new show and the studio's plans to fast-track the teen-oriented Supergirl origin story - which, for timeline purposes, wouldn't include Cavill's adult Superman - instead of pursuing a Superman sequel anytime soon, the actor's return to the iconic character is unlikely. It's also possible that a Shazam! cameo will act as a launching pad for the replacement Superman actor.

At the time of writing, Warner Bros. has yet to confirm or deny Cavill's exit from the DCEU.

Hours after the news broke Warner Bros released a statement clarifying their position.

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