It looks like Henry Cavill's time as Superman really has come to an end, at least when it comes to movies centered around the Man of Steel.
According to a new report from Variety, Warner Bros. will not be moving forward with Batman and Superman movies featuring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. This means that a sequel to Man of Steel is off the table, though the report did not indicate that the studio is looking to recast the character of Superman even if it is looking for a Batman beyond Affleck.
The report says that the changes, which also includes news that production on untitled standalone Flash film starring Ezra Miller has been pushed back to late 2019 due to Miller's role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, were prompted by the lackluster box office performance of Justice League. It seems that Warner Bros. had used the film's performance to take a hard look at its approach to DC movies.
The news that Warner Bros. won't be going forward with Cavill's Superman movies comes just over a month after reports that Cavill had exited the role after negotiations for a cameo in the upcoming Shazam movie broke down due to scheduling conflicts. While that report was never confirmed -- and was left wide open for all kinds of speculation thanks to a series of vague responses from the studio, Cavill's representative, and even Cavill himself -- the fact that the actor had signed on to play Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's The Witcher series.
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