Henry Cavill Out as Superman in Future DC Movies

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The validity of these reasons for Cavill to leave ranges widely, and you get the feeling if he had really wanted to stay they would have gotten something done. The most successful DCEU release in North America - as box-office champ and cultural phenomenon - remains last year's "Wonder Woman" ($412.6 million). One project the studio will focus on developing is a Supergirl movie.

Cavill has always express his admiration and love for the character, as well as being able to bring him to life on the big screen. Neither the studio nor the actor have offered an official statement at this time, but this unfortunately rings true.

Cavill joins Ben Affleck on the list of stars from recent DC Superhero films to be sidelined after lackluster performances by the films in the box office. The possibility that the Batman actor wouldn't return to the DCEU has been floated before, and it seems that's more certain now.

It's unlikely that this is all a ruse to drum up interest for a new Superman movie or appearance, and is instead a failed contract negotiation finally going public.

WB/DC does still have hopes for "Aquaman" - starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman - due out this Christmas. As the studio attempts to shake up the struggling DC Universe, it is also prioritizing its Harley Quinn "Birds of Prey" spinoff, along with Todd Philip's stand-alone Joker film, and a "Wonder Woman" sequel.

Fans were generally unimpressed with the grimdark take on Superman (and DC as a whole) that series producer, writer, and director Zack Snyder shepherded into existence. The original story follows below. Now, the man himself has posted a rather hilarious video on his Instagram account that all but declares his devotion to the character.

Meanwhile, Cavill is having a great 2018.

And the hits just keep on coming.

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