Henry Cavill to stop playing Superman, reports suggest

Sep 13, 2018, 04:48
Henry Cavill to stop playing Superman, reports suggest

It may be time for Henry Cavill to hang up the cape and comb back the spit-curl. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. will be looking to go in a different direction with Superman in the future and, to that end, has considered casting Michael B. Jordan in the role.

Warner Bros. has been rethinking its superhero film strategy after "Justice League".

While Warner Bros.' statement doesn't confirm nor deny whether or not Cavill will still portray Superman, their unwillingness to firmly deny the reports leads me to think the reports have some veracity. A source close to the studio said: "Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors".

While Warner Bros. released a statement claiming that their relationship with Henry Cavill remained "unchanged", Henry Cavill took to Social Media to post his own cryptic response to the reports.

Cavill and Warner Bros. are yet to respond to the report.

A quick recap: first thing this morning, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Henry Cavill and the DCU were going their separate ways. He is, of course, no stranger to appearing in comic book movies, playing the Human Torch in 2015's actually-not-that-bad Fantastic Four, and he stole the show as Killmonger in Black Panther.

Cavill also recently was cast in the lead role for Netflix's The Witcher, which made his availability for cameo appearances more hard.

"There's a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work", a source told THR.

"Today was exciting" he wrote, while posting a video of himself holding up a "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Superman action figure... to the sounds of a dog barking the Blue Danube Waltz... With all of Warner Bros.'s DC movies now lined up, a Superman movie is still several years away, with the Supergirl movie being slated first.

Cavill had a busy summer, co-starring with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Fallout. He appears next in the Netflix adaptation of The Witcher.

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