Henry Cavill will no longer be playing Superman, as DC and Warner Bros. are reportedly shaking-up the DC cinematic universe.
Another source says no stand-alone Superman films are planned for the near term.
With Warner Bros. rumoured to be focusing on a Supergirl movie ahead of any further sequels or possible reboot of the Superman franchise, Cavill could be out on his ear. According to multiple reports, the star has parted ways with Warner Bros. and will not be featured as the Man of Steel in any upcoming movie ventures. "This may be a blessing in disguise".
According to insiders, the development comes after talks of Cavill's cameo in Shazam! did not come to fruition due to scheduling conflicts. Once upon a development phase, as shepherded by director Zack Snyder, Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman were going to be cornerstones of the DCEU - essentially Warner Bros.'s version of Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and Chris Evans's Captain America. The actor's potentially final turn as the Man of Tomorrow was last year's Justice League, which saw the superhero resurrected in the final act and triumphantly save the day.
Garcia's statement stops short of confirming whether Cavill has any plans to return as Superman, however. In fact, a source tells THR, "Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors". "I don't know if it's the exact one I'd make a movie out of but I'd definitely take tones from it".
The validity of these reasons for Cavill to leave ranges widely, and you get the feeling if he had really wanted to stay they would have gotten something done. The final product was a movie where you can nearly see the Sellotape holding it together. "He's so naive in some aspects of it but he's using all the power that he possibly can to create a utopia and within all this stuff is a lot of darkness, a lot of sadness in him".