Henry Cavill’s days as Superman Could be Supporting us, according to a new report.
Sources close to The Hollywood Reporter say that Cavill and Warner Bros.. Have parted ways after contract talks within a cameo in Shazam! fell through. Moreover, the studio isn’t likely a Man of Steel sequel for”a long time” and is instead focused on that the Supergirl movie that was revealed back in August.
The studio, meanwhile, stays coy on the matter. In a statement issued following the THR report, it said:”We’ve got a fantastic connection and fantastic respect for Henry Cavill that has been stay unchanged. Additionally, we’ve made no current decisions regarding any forthcoming Superman films.”
Later on Wednesday, Cavill submitted a mysterious video for his Instagram account — set to a variant of Johann Strauss II’s famous classical composition,”The Blue Danube”, featuring a dog barking into the tune — where the British actor slowly raises a Superman action figure to the frame as he looks into the camera, then gradually lowers it from the frame. The caption? “Today was exciting #Superman”.
“Superman is like James Bond, and following a specific run you have to check at new performers,” an unnamed studio origin told THR. Other sources paint a conflicting picture of Cavill’s death, with one asserting that it was scheduling conflicts using his recently-announced casting in Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher serieswhile another says that Netflix bargain was only reached after Warner Bros. decided to not make a solo Superman movie.
Present since the start of the DC film universe, Cavill has donned the red cape in three films: 2013’s Man of Steel, 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and 2017’s Justice League. The fiscal and continued critical disappointment of the last one prompted executive reshuffling in Warner Bros. and DC, which has since been seeking a new approach to superhero fare.
The upcoming release slate includes Aquaman in December, Shazam! At April 2019, the Joker source movie in October 2019, also Wonder Woman 1984 in November 2019. Other projects in the works include a standalone film for The Flash, set to begin filming early next year, and Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which will concentrate on a younger version of this personality; and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn-led all-female anti-hero group Birds of Prey.