If a new report is to be believed, Warner Bros. is finally done with making Superman films featuring Henry Cavill.
According to Variety, Justice League’s debacle resulted in a major revaluation in the studios’ approach to making comic book films. This is the reason that WB has now finally decided to end the tenure of Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman.
“Following the box office disappointment of “Justice League,” Warner Bros. has been reevaluating its approach to making movies based on DC Comics characters. The studio is not moving forward with Batman and Superman movies featuring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, respectively,” the Variety report read.
While the report indicated that the studio is looking to recast the Dark Knight with a different actor, it did not mention anything about a new Clark Kent.
The news comes just a month after it was reported that Cavill had left the Superman role after negotiations for a cameo in WB’s upcoming Shazam! movie did not go through due to scheduling conflicts. Notably, neither Cavill nor the studio had confirmed the report back then. The Mission: Impossible – Fallout actor first played the superhero character in 2013’s Man of Steel, which was followed by 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League.
There were early rumors that the studio is eyeing Black Panther‘s Michael B. Jordan to replace Henry Cavill as the next Superman.
It should be noted that Warner Bros. has not yet confirmed the Variety report, it’s better to take this information with a big pinch of salt.
The report also mentioned the status of the Flash solo movie. As per the report, WB has pushed back the production on untitled Flash solo film starring Ezra Miller to late 2019 due to Miller’s role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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