Henry Cavill Quits as Superman, Could be Replaced by Michael B. Jordan

Henry Cavill’s Future as Superman Is Cloudy, Warner Bros. Focusing on Supergirl

Long before Warner Bros. chose to move on from Henry Cavill's Superman, the studio had hoped to secure the former Justice League star for a cameo role in Shazam! . "Today was exciting", the actor cryptically captioned a video of him wearing a Krypton Lifting Team T-shirt while showcasing a Superman figurine to the sounds of Johann Strauss II's "The Blue Danube".

What exactly happens next remains to be seen, but we can guess Dany Garcia obviously called Warner Bros. and further discussions are ongoing.

Henry Cavill has weighed in on the Superman situation, sort of, with a cryptic Instagram post.

Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN. According to THR, talks between Cavill's reps and the studio broke down over a potential cameo in the Shazam movie.

There have also been rumors that Warners is trying to steer their entire DC universe in a new direction, and essentially hit the "reset" button on the whole brand.

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Warner Bros. Pictures made a statement after the release of the report. A source tells THR, "Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors". He's very protective of the character, is a fan of the comic books, and respects the history and signifigance of the Man of Steel.

Yesterday it was reported that the actor was on the way out at DC and Warner Bros, amidst reports of his new high-profile roles and the disappointing performance of Justice League and Batman Vs Superman. When the company tried to get him to appear as Superman in their upcoming feature film, Shazam!, Cavill was already co-starring in Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

A source said that one of the reasons is that Warner Bros. plans to shift the focus on a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story.

While there seemed to be two main departures, DC's heroes including Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash are all set to continue their big screen adventures, with Gal Gadot returning for Wonder Woman 1984, and Jason Momoa headlining a solo Aquaman movie this December.

Warner Bros. has been rethinking its superhero film strategy after "Justice League". This would make sense given reports surrounding Matt Reeves Batman film, which will also not star Ben Afleck and instead focus on a younger Bruce Wayne if rumours are to be trusted.

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