Henry Cavill became a household name thanks to the role of Superman, but his tenure as the Man of Steel is coming to an end. The British actor is ready to hang up his cape and wave goodbye to the character that made him famous.
Cavill made his debut as Clark Kent in Man of Steel and reprised the role in Batman v. Superman and Justice League. His contract was coming to a closure, and his future in the DC Universe became uncertain after it became clear the studio isn’t planning to make a stand-alone Superman movie any time soon.
Contract negotiations led to Cavill’s departure from the struggling superhero franchise, and he’s not the only one jumping ship. Ben Affleck is another hero on his way out, and it’s highly unlikely he’ll reprise his role in the upcoming Batman stand-alone film.
Rumors started flying around all over the place after Cavill’s departure made headlines. Insiders are saying the studio is trying to shift focus to the highly anticipated Supergirl movie and reset the whole DC Universe they’ve been building for the last few years. It’s still unclear how Superman fits into this equation, and Warner Bros. reps are keeping things tightly under wraps.
“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,” said Warner Bros. spokesperson.