And Deadline does slips in a mention that there have been whispers that Warner Bros. might take a turn with any future Superman film, and has reportedly floated the idea of having Michael B. Jordan in the role. THR reported that negotiations broke down between Cavill and Warner Bros. over a cameo in next year's "Shazam!" because of scheduling conflicts and said that "the door is now closing on other potential Superman appearances". A proposed Superman cameo in the studio's upcoming "Shazam" feature will apparently not happen after contract talks between the actor's agents and Warner Bros.
Cavill first starred as Superman in 2013's "Man of Steel", reprising his role in 2016's "Batman v Superman" and later in 2017's "Justice League". "[Warner Bros. Pictures] has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe".
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It's not Kryptonite that will end Henry Cavill's run as Warner Bros.' grimdark Superman; it's a studio pivot.
Has Henry Cavill been dropped as Superman? Among the plans is a solo Supergirl movie rather than another Superman.
Cavill's tenure as the Big Blue Boy Scout hasn't exactly been a success, with his three movies underachieving both critically and commercially, and he hasn't had the chance to play a "true" version of the character.
Casting a talented young black actor as the world's most iconic superhero would be a massive win for on-screen diversity. Alongside this, Cavill also recently announced he would be playing the role of Geralt of Riva in the Netflix adaptation of The Witcher series, meaning that the actor's schedule would be even tighter than before.