Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Henry Cavill might be out as Superman amid larger DC shift

Henry Cavill might be out as Superman amid larger DC shift

Look, up in the sky.

Henry Cavill's future as Superman in the DC Extended Universe is cloudy as Warner Bros., the studio behind the comic book franchise, is holding off on developing new films centering on the Man of Steel with or without the British actor. Whoa! THR says that Warner Bros "had been trying to enlist Cavill, who most recently co-starred in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, for a Superman cameo in Shazam!".

Meanwhile, the studio is also betting on the popularity of Harley Quinn, who was played by Margot Robbie in "Suicide Squad", according to the trades. With all of Warner Bros.'s DC movies now lined up, a Superman movie is still several years away, with the Supergirl movie being slated first. THR's report suggested it'd be some time before we saw another Superman movie, with WB choosing to focus its efforts on a Supergirl solo film before returning its attention to the big, blue boyscout.

A stand-alone "Batman" film was also once to star and be directed by Ben Affleck. Though far from a box-office bomb, it wasn't the Avengers-sized hit Warner Bros were hoping for. The outlet previously reported that "22 Jump Street" scribe Oren Uziel is working on a "Supergirl" film script. He is certainly no stranger to superhero movies, having playing the Human Torch in 2015's Fantastic Four and the villain Killmonger in Black Panther earlier this year.

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Another Irishman, Cillian Murphy, is in contention for the part and is priced at 10/1 to be named the next Man of Steel along with Armie Hamer, Channing Tatum, and Donald Glover.

DC have Aquaman coming out this December, followed by Shazam in April 2019, and Wonder Woman 1984 in November 2019, but everything after that is still TBC.

Meanwhile, Cavill is having a great 2018.

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