Henry Cavill will no longer play Superman in DC Comics movies

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Henry Cavill and Warner Bros. studios have parted ways, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which means the actor will no longer be Superman.

In a cryptic Instagram post late last night, he published a video captioned: "Today was exciting #Superman". According to their published news item, the information came from "Warner Bros. sources". After the news broke, WB issues a statement emphasizing their "great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill", and Cavill's agent Dany Garcia posted a tweet encouraging fans, "Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet".

The fate of Superman was called into question after an article was published by The Hollywood Reporter claiming that Cavill would no longer be portraying the Man of Steel.

Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN. A proposed Superman cameo in the studio's upcoming "Shazam" feature will apparently not happen after contract talks between the actor's agents and Warner Bros.

British actor Henry Cavill, better known as Superman, has made a decision to part ways with Warner Bros, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

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Cavill first starred as Superman in 2013's "Man of Steel", reprising his role in 2016's "Batman v Superman" and later in 2017's "Justice League". Once upon a development phase, as shepherded by director Zack Snyder, Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman were going to be cornerstones of the DCEU - essentially Warner Bros.'s version of Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and Chris Evans's Captain America.

While a sequel solo movie for Superman has always been rumoured, THR's report suggests that a future Superman film would not enter production for "at least several years" while the studio focuses on Supergirl.

A source said that one of the reasons is that Warner Bros. plans to shift the focus on a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story. It is said that a scheduling conflict lead to the axing of the Shazam! deal - a notion well supported by the fact that Cavill recently signed on to do a Netflix series titled The Witcher. But if Aquaman, Shazam, and Wonder Woman 1984 deliver a hot streak for DC and WB, then we think we'll see a Superman movie back in the mix somewhere down the line.

Justice League ended its theatrical run with a worldwide box office total of $657.9 million, meaning it stands as the lowest grossing film of the DC Extended Universe.