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Prior to Cavill's exit, there had been rumors that DC Films was talking to directors, including Matthew Vaughn, about making a Man of Steel sequel.
Henry Cavill is reportedly no longer set to be part of the DC Comics cinematic universe, stepping down as Superman after talks fell through with Warner Bros. Cavill played the Kryptonian in Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
The eight-episode adaptation of the best-selling medieval fantasy book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski centre on Cavill's character Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a "Witcher". Neither Cavill nor Warner Bros. have yet to confirm his departure. After contract talks between Cavill's WME reps and Warners broke down, talks eventually spiraled into Cavill leaving the role for good.
The news comes months after reports that Ben Affleck is making his way out of the DC Universe. Another source claims that the Netflix role came after the issues with WB, suggesting a change in direction for the studio.