According to an inside report from The Hollywood Reporter, British actor Henry Cavill will no longer be reprising his role as Superman in the Warner Bros. DC extended universe films.
The movie studio was apparently trying to negotiate a cameo role for Cavill in the upcoming Shazam! film, "but contract talks between Cavill's WME reps and Warners broke down, and the door is now closing on other potential Superman appearances."
"Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors," a Warner Bros. source told THR.
As expected, DC fans weren't happy about this news...
Can't believe the crap @wbpictures just pulled on Henry Cavill. Totally screwed what was left of the film universe now.
— Jacob (@jacobian__) September 12, 2018
so is Henry Cavill gonna join Marvel or what?
— Willow (@SonoharaMusic) September 12, 2018
— Jessica Chobot is so ready for autumn (@JessicaChobot) September 12, 2018
Henry Cavill isn't Superman anymore.
It's not even 9 am but today is over. pic.twitter.com/B9piKBFDzB
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) September 12, 2018
— Chanel (@texas_1On1) September 12, 2018
me @ henry cavill rn pic.twitter.com/Z06LILGT9B
— Loren (@caffeinecosmo) September 12, 2018
Henry Cavill is better off on his own. I mean, did you see Mission: Impossible - Fallout? pic.twitter.com/xrMXC9n8mH
— Roberto (@roberto_cf) September 12, 2018
That Henry Cavill #Superman news is genuinely disappointing because Justice League saw him just beginning to actually get to be Superman. I would have loved to see him get an actual chance to play the Superman we all know and love. pic.twitter.com/ZuZIB5m4Fv
— Will Jones (@Mrwill_jones) September 12, 2018
Hopefully it won't be too long until we see Henry in another iconic, heroic role...