After playing the iconic role of ‘Superman’ three times in 2013’s ‘Man of Steel’, 2016’s ‘Batman v. Superman’ and last year’s ‘Justice League’, actor HENRY CAVILL (Mission Impossible: Fallout) is officially hanging up his cape.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Cavill exited after negotiation broke down for his cameo in the upcoming ‘Shazam!’ due to scheduling conflict. Studio sources stated:
“Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors” and that “there’s a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn’t work.”
With Cavill out as ‘Superman’ and Ben Affleck most likely exiting his role as ‘Batman’, the DC cinematic universe is obviously going into a different direction. The focus is said to be shifting to a solo ‘Supergirl’ film with a new ‘Superman’ not happening until a few years down the road.
The rest of the ‘Justice League’ members including Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Ezra Miller is expected to continue as ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Aquaman’ and ‘The Flash’.
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