Henry Cavill attends the UK Premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" at BFI IMAX on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

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Henry Cavill Will Reportedly No Longer Play Superman

DC and Warner Bros appear to be moving on without Cavill.

Henry Cavill will no longer be the DC universe’s Superman, according to a story in The Hollywood Reporter. Contract negotiations between Cavill’s representative and Warner Bros over a cameo in Shazam! stalled, leading to Warner Bros. reported decision to move on from Cavill.

After The Hollywood Reporter published the story, Warners Bros. released a statement that read, “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.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a source inside the studio said that a single actor’s tenure as Superman is not designed to last very long, likening the role James Bond. DC also appears to be headed in a direction away from the Superman character, as a Supergirl movie is in the works in which, according to the comics, Superman would be a baby and therefore not part of the plot.

Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter