Henry Cavill to retire as Superman?


British actor Henry Cavill best known for playing Superman in the DC universe is reportedly parting ways with Warner Bros, The Hollywood Reporter has reported.

Cavill who first donned the blue suit for 2013’s Man of Steel, then three years later in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then for last year’s Justice League, is said to be hanging up the red cape.

According to reports, Cavill is parting ways with DC after negotiations fell apart after Warner Bros shifted their focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an original story featuring a teen superheroine. This effectively removes an actor of Cavill’s age from the storyline’s equation given that Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant.

THR’s Tatiana Siegel broke the news about Cavill’s departure in a tweet that read, “As for who broke up with whom, Warner Bros was the one who decided to move on from Henry Cavill.”

Hours after the news broke Warner Bros released a statement clarifying their position.

“We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally, we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films.”

Reports suggest that Warner Bros isn’t planning to make a standalone Superman film for several years given that they have shifted their focus to making a Supergirl film.

“Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors,” a studio source reportedly said.

Meanwhile, Cavill will be seen next as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s upcoming series adaptation of The Witcher.