Henry Cavill Out as Superman

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  1. nivek

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    Henry Cavill Out as Superman Amid Warner Bros.' DC Universe Shake-Up (Exclusive)

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    The DC cinematic universe appears to be losing its Man of Steel.

    Henry Cavill, who has played Superman in three films, is parting ways with Warner Bros., sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The British actor, who first donned the blue suit for 2013's Man of Steel, and then starred in 2016's Batman v. Superman and last year's Justice League, is said to be hanging up the red cape.

    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. But contract talks between Cavill's WME reps and Warners broke down, and the door is now closing on other potential Superman appearances.

    That's because the studio has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story featuring a teen superheroine. This effectively removes an actor of Cavill's age from the storyline's equation given that Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to DC lore.

    Furthermore, 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.

    "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," read a statement from a Warner Bros. spokesperson after the initial publication of this story.


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  2. The shadow

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    let's hope he don't get zapped by the superman curse.
     
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  3. Toroid

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    It must be nice that they can jump around in the DC anthology to come up with marketable movies. Was there ever a superwoman character or was it always supergirl?
     
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  5. Standingstones

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    I believe there were a number of characters who became Superwoman. Among them were Lois Lane and Lucy Lane.
     
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    Superwoman - Wikipedia
     
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    A problem was being typecast inducing depression and possible suicide. Maybe the name Superman is part of the issue. He's a Krytonian not a man and gets his powers from the sun. He should have been called Super-ET, but that wouldn't have worked in 1933 when the character was created. The kid that played Kal-El as a baby died too. Marlon Brandon also wore the Superman emblem and he died at age 80.

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    Fixed that for you lol...

    DC does not have marketable movies in my opinion, their box office earnings show this...Justice League was the worst movie as far as earnings and it is their version of Avengers...Warner Brothers have ruined the DC movie business by making too many poor choices in acting, directing, and writing...

    Marvel on the other hand, is a ticket to success, they can easily jump around their universe and make just about any movie they want and make good money...

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    Thanks. Oops. :Thumbsup:
     
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    There's a short clip in the link of Henry slowly dropping an action figure of Superman.
    Henry Cavill baffles with bizarre video addressing Superman departure | Daily Mail Online
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    Lois as superwoman
     
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  12. Kchoo

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    I will do it! I still have time to train!
     
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    Update on the Henry Cavill saga.
    Sources say the conflict surrounding Henry Cavill's Superman status was fabricated | Daily Mail Online
     

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