It seems like Henry Cavill’s tenure as The Superman really has come to an end, at least when it comes to movies focused around ‘Man of Steel’.
The Buzz Around Henry Cavill’s Superman
A news report from Variety, Warner Bros. is not going to move forward with Superman & Batman movies featuring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.
This, unfortunately, means that a sequel to ‘Man of Steel’ is completely off the table. Although the report does not say anything about recasting the characters of Affleck’s Batman or in that case Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Warner Bros. Reviewing It’s Approach
The report also state that the changes, which also includes the news that the production on the untitled standalone ‘Flash’ movie starring Ezra Miller has been delayed and will get pushed back to late 2019.
This was due to Ezra Miller’s role in the upcoming ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, were prompted by the poor box office performance of Justice League.
It looks like Warner Bros. used the movie’s performance to take a hard look at it’s approach to the DC movie universe.
Where It All Began
This news comes just over a month after the reports that Henry Cavill had exited the role after negotiations for a cameo in the upcoming Shazam movie went sour due to scheduling issues.
While the rumor was never confirmed and was, for the most part, left open for all kinds of speculations, all thanks to a series of vague responses from Cavill’s representative, studio and even Cavill himself– the fact that Cavill signed on to play Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s upcoming Witcher series.
Although the report indicated that Warner Bros. is looking for a new Batman, there is no indication of them re-casting Cavill as Superman, yet. It is still not impossible that Warner Bros. might continue with Cavill as a hero, just in a diminished capacity.
“There’s a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn’t work,” a source told THR. Another source hints that this is just one big moment as Warner Bros. attempts to “reset” the direction of DC Films. This idea is backed up by comments from WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey during an investor call earlier this month, in which he said that “Some of our franchises, in particular DC, we all think we can do better.”
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