Henry Cavill Out as Superman in Future DC Movies

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the split between Cavill and Warner Bros. came about following numerous conflicts that arose as a result of scheduling and contract negotiations. The Post has put in requests for confirmation as well.

Cavill is reportedly finished as the Man of Steel, with unnamed studio insiders telling The Hollywood Reporter that he won't be donning the signature DC Comics superhero's cape and tights again.

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Cavill ultimately starred as Superman in three films: Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League.

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Domestically, none of Cavill's DCEU films has topped $340 million at the box office. Warner Bros. has consistently looked for actors in their late 20s or early 30s to play this part. Rumors are swirling about Oscar Isaac being offered a mysterious new role in The Batman, and who's to say he's not played the Caped Crusader himself?

All of these are in addition to Aquaman starring Jason Moma and Shazam! starring Zachary Levi. The Justice League star shared a Superman-themed video on his Instagram that is sure to leave his fans scratching their heads. Another source says the studio is trying to hit a "reset" button with the DC universe by focusing on a Supergirl movie featuring the superheroine in her teens.

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Additionally at Warner/DC, Todd Phillips is continuing his Joker film project with Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role.

While not a lot is known about the plot either, a Cavill-as-Superman cameo has been ruled out (not least of all because Henry Cavill would have to undergo some serious age regression).

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The studios focus is said to be turning to a new Supergirl movie, which would be set years before Man of Steel. Despite Fantastic Four not having a great script and feeling utterly jumbled, Jordan gave the role his all and gave a fiery performance, becoming one of the best parts of the movie.

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