Henry Cavill has reportedly decided to leave his super powers and super skinny suit behind as he quits his role as the Man of Steel.
His decision to part ways from Warner Bros. is a result of contract talks breaking down for an appearance in the upcoming superhero film Shazam! as well as a lack of Superman roles in the future.
Hollywood Reporter stated that Warner Bros. is focusing on a new Supergirl title which requires a female lead in her teens. According to DC lore, this means the role of Kal-El would need an infant actor - not the 35-year-old Cavill we all know and love.
Another source close to the publication explained that the next Superman standalone film is years away from production, and that "Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors."
The Shazam! cameo apparently fell through due to scheduling conflicts, so Cavill recently accepting the role of Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's The Witcher could be the reason for the clash.
However, a separate source told Hollywood Reporter that his departure came way after the Netflix job, which indicates Warner Bros. are planning a fresh new strategy for the DC universe.
Meanwhile, Ben Affleck - who starred as the Caped Crusader alongside Cavill in Batman v Superman - is also rumoured to be leaving his superhero role. Could Warner be planning something big? It certainly seems so.
Well, that's if you believe these in-the-know sources. No official statement has come from either Warner Bros. or Cavill himself, so sit tight and we'll let you know when the situation updates.
But in the mean time, let us know what you think about this news. Will you miss Cavill as Superman? Who should pick up the role? And what do you want from the DC universe?
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