Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Superman: Michael B. Jordan Reportedly Being Considered to Replace Henry Cavill

Superman: Michael B. Jordan Reportedly Being Considered to Replace Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill will no longer play Superman!

Warner Bros.is going to need a new Superman, because The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Henry Cavill has stepped down from the role after negotiations with the studio fell through. Another source claims that the Netflix role came after the issues with WB, suggesting a change in direction for the studio. The latter two struggled at the box office and were panned by critics.

"There's a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work", says a studio insider. Particular highlights included Batman and Superman bonding mid-fight over their mums' having the same name, and a literal jar of piss being an important plot point. DC's women have always been a large and successful part of their marketing, with DC's Super Hero Girls inspiring other female-centric additions to franchises such as Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. Superman may well return to the big screen, but not for an unstated number of years.

Unfortunately, this statement offers no more clarity to the situation, as it could be taken several ways. In fact, Michael B. Jordan's upcoming film Just Mercy which will be directed by Warner Bros.' Destin Daniel Cretton will be the first film to adhere to DC's new policy on diversity and inclusion.

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DC have Aquaman coming out this December, followed by Shazam in April 2019, and Wonder Woman 1984 in November 2019, but everything after that is still TBC.

It really continues to appear that the DC cinematic universe is falling apart.

Actors Jason Momoa, from left, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher and Henry Cavill pose for a selfie photograph at a photo call to promote the film "Justice League", in London, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2017. It's fitting, then, that Cavill's exit also seems to tie into a creative shift for the overall series.

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