Henry Cavill Out As Superman Amidst Scheduling Conflicts
We have reports today that Henry Cavill could be stepping away from the cape as talks break down over Superman cameo.
Cavill, who has played Superman, first donned the blue suit for 2013’s Man of Steel and most recently starred in this year’s Justice League. Recently he was in talks with Warner Bros. about a cameo for Shazam!, which is scheduled for release in 2019.
While neither Warner Bros. or Cavill’s WME reps have confirmed, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that talks broke down over scheduling conflicts. It also looks like this could mean closing the door for any future appearances. However, after the initial publication a spokesperson from Warner Bros. had this to say:
“While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we’ve always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged.”
This may be due to the studio shifting focus towards a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story. This would essentially remove Cavill or any other actor of his age from the storyline. Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to DC lore.
Additionally, perhaps Warner Bros. is looking away from making another solo Superman film, for a while, at least. If they do, they may choose to have a different actor. This would not be the first time that a different actor has donned the cape.
Of course, these are just reports and while things are still up in the air, we can at least look forward to Gal Gadot returning for Wonder Woman 1984 due November 2019, Jason Momoa for a solo Aquaman movie, and a solo Flash movie which will be shooting in 2019.