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Published On: Sat, Sep 15th, 2018

Henry Cavill exits Superman role in DCCU, may get woke and focus on Supergirl

Warner Bros and their DC Comics Cinematic Universe continues to spiral into chaos, with Ben Affleck in rehab and now news that Henry Cavill will no longer play Superman.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, no official confirmation has been made, but sources close to the situation say that the studio’s new focus on a teenage Supergirl may have something to do with the decision.

WB has released a brief statement, saying, “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.”

THR also added that “Warners had been trying to enlist Cavill, who most recently co-starred in Mission: Impossible — Fallout, for a Superman cameo in Shazam!, which stars Zachary Levi and will bow April 5.”

So, let’s review: Cavill has never been the problem – it’s the writing. Supergirl is the focus (thank you social justice warriors) and now Cavill won’t be in Shazam….fans will now all sigh together: ugh!

Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel” Warner Bros

There are now a ton of other factors:

A couple of other factors cited are Cavill’s scheduling conflicts that kept him from shooting a cameo in DC/WB’s Shazam! film. The recent announcement that he will star in Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher triumphs over the WB’s chaotic schedule…or lack there of.

“There’s a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn’t work,” the insider added in regards to the actors moving on and the studio hitting a “reset” button on the films.

Warners isn’t likely to make a solo Superman film for at least several years, according to another source. “Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors,” says a studio source.

As such, Cavill will join Ben Affleck, who isn’t expected to reprise his role for director Matt Reeves’ forthcoming Batman stand-alone film, as a hero on the way out.

“Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films,” the statement from a Warner Bros. spokesperson after the initial publication of this story also read.

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