Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Zack Snyder Posts Justice League Storyboard Following Henry Cavill's Superman Departure

REPORT Henry Cavill is Out as Superman in the DCEU Henry Cavill’s Future as Superman Is Cloudy, Warner Bros. Focusing on Supergirl
Michele Schwartz | 13 September, 2018, 17:58

News of Cavill being out of future Superman films came Wednesday morning, following a Hollywood Reporter story claiming after negotiations to have the actor reprise the role for a quick cameo on the upcoming superhero movie Shazam!

While playing The Blue Danube Waltz, but with dogs barking, Cavill slowly rises a Superman action figure, looking somber while wearing his Krypton Lifting Team shirt.

Cavill isn't the only member of the Justice League that might be revoking their membership, as a new contender to potentially replace Ben Affleck as Batman has emerged.

Now all manner of speculation is going on, including rumours that Warner Bros could replace Cavill with Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan. "Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films", read a statement from a Warner Bros. spokesperson.

Henry Cavill plays Superman in the DCEU - but is he on the way out?

Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN.

Meanwhile, Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros.' primary DC strategy involves a "Supergirl" movie, focusing on the Kryptonian character who lands on Earth when she's a teenager, which would require a substantially younger Superman than the 35-year-old Cavill.

Dany Garcia, who manages Cavill has said that "the cape is still in the closet".

While a sequel solo movie for Superman has always been rumoured, THR's report suggests that a future Superman film would not enter production for "at least several years" while the studio focuses on Supergirl. I never especially took to his and Zach Snyder's interpretation of the Man of Steel, with all the furrowed brows, but it felt like he finally got to have a little fun in Justice League.

In any case, Cavill has lots on his plate: he's recently signed on to lead the Netflix series The Witcher, and he went down a storm over the summer in the latest Mission Impossible instalment. Gal Gadot is returning for Wonder Woman 1984, slated for release in November 2019, Jason Momoa headlines a solo Aquaman movie this December and Ezra Miller remains onboard to star in a Flash movie, which is due to begin shooting in early 2019.

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