Sources near The Hollywood Reporter state that Cavill and Warner Bros.. Have parted ways after contract talks within a cameo in Shazam! fell through. Moreover, the studio is not planning a Man of Steel sequel for”several years” and is rather focused on that the Supergirl movie that was revealed back in August.
The studio, meanwhile, remains coy on the matter. In a statement issued following the THR file, it stated:”We’ve got a fantastic relationship and great esteem for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally, we have made no current decisions regarding any forthcoming Superman movies”
Later on Wednesday, Cavill posted a mysterious video for his Instagram account — put to a version of Johann Strauss II’s famous classical composition,”The Blue Danube”, featuring a dog barking to the tune — where the British actor slowly raises a Superman action figure into the framework as he looks into the camera, and then slowly lowers it from the framework. The caption? “Today was exciting #Superman”.
“Superman is similar to James Bond, and following a certain run you have to look at new actors,” an unnamed studio source told THR. Other sources paint a conflicting picture of Cavill’s death, with one asserting that it had been scheduling conflicts with his recently-announced casting in Netflix’s forthcoming The Witcher serieswhile another states that Netflix bargain was only attained after Warner Bros. decided to not make a solo Superman movie.
The financial and continued critical disappointment of this previous one prompted executive reshuffling at Warner Bros. and DC, which has since been looking for a new approach to superhero fare.
The forthcoming release slate includes Aquaman in December, Shazam! In April 2019, the Joker source film in October 2019, also Wonder Woman 1984 at November 2019. Other projects in the works comprise a standalone movie for The Flash, set to start filming early next year, and Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which will focus on a younger version of the personality; and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn-led all-female anti-hero group Birds of Prey.