Henry Cavill will reportedly no longer play Superman, as DC focuses on Supergirl instead
- Henry Cavill will no longer play Superman, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- THR reports that negotiations fell apart for Cavill to make a cameo in "Shazam!" next year.
- Warner Bros. will focus on a Supergirl movie instead.
It's up, up, and away from Superman for actor Henry Cavill.
Warner Bros. did not immediately return a request for comment.Cavill appeared in "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" this summer and was recently cast in a Netflix adaptation of "The Witcher" book series.
Warner Bros. is instead focusing on a Supergirl movie, according to THR, which would most likely write out Cavill's Superman from the film mythology.Cavill appeared as Superman/Clark Kent in 2013's "Man of Steel," 2016's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and last year's "Justice League." The latter two were critically panned, and "Justice League" was a box-office disappointment."There's a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work," a source told THR.
Warner Bros. has been rethinking its superhero film strategy after "Justice League." Rather than a shared universe similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, future films will focus on standalone stories similar to "Wonder Woman," which only briefly alluded to a connection to a larger film universe.
"Aquaman" comes to theaters in December and will most likely distance itself from "Justice League," while "Shazam!," "Wonder Woman 1984," and "Joker" debut next year. A solo Batman movie is also in development which may or may not star Ben Affleck back in the title role.
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