GeekGround Henry Cavil exits as DCEU's Superman


5 days ago
1/1/01
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From https://www.cbr.com/henry-cavill-exits-superman/

Henry Cavill, who starred as Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, is reportedly saying farewell to the so-called DC Extended Universe.
 
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. had sought to sign the actor for a long-rumored cameo in Shazam! However, sources indicate that negotiations broke down, pointing to the end of Cavill’s time in the iconic red cape.
 
The outlet contends the studio is turning a page on its cinematic universe, with a focus shifting away from the Man of Steel and toward a Supergirl film, reported just last month to be in development.
 
The reason for the negotiations impasse isn’t clear, with THR citing one Warner Bros. source as saying it came down to a scheduling conflict — after all, Cavill did just sign on to Netflix’s The Witcher — while another implied it may have come down to the studio’s desire to chart another course for its DC films after a rocky start.
 
It’s quite possible, then, that Warner Bros. will have both a new Superman and a new Batman, following persistent, nearly two-year rumors that Ben Affleck is finished playing the Dark Knight. Director Matt Reeves’ The Batman would, of course, then introduce a new Bruce Wayne, but an unnamed source told THR that it may be a while before a new Superman movie goes into production.
 
The 35-year-old Cavill was cast in the title role of director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the divisive 2013 that retroactively launched the DCEU, and then returned in 2016’s Batman v Superman and 2017’s Justice League, none of which earned the reception, or the blockbuster status, Warner Bros. might have envisioned. While there had been rumblings of a Man of Steel sequel, no concrete developments had ever emerged.
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paw comments:  I don't fault Cavil for Superman's cinematic short comings.  I lay that at the feet of the writers and directors.  If the rumor about DC shifting to Supergirl is true, it wouldn't surprise me one bit.  The only DCEU film that has been favorably received was WW - so DC trying to push more female superheroes makes sense and keeps in line with the Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn films.

But DC is missing the point.  It's not the hero, per se, it's all about the story.  Zack Synder, et al just can't deliver on a good superhero story.  Get rid of him, plan (yes, it must be a thought out plan --- stop throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks) a new direction, and....maybe.

 

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Cavil's manager

 

Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe. Anticipate a WB statement later today.

 
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Warner Brother's official statement

Statement from Warner Bros.: "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"

5 days ago
9/7/07
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Did you see who the possible replacement will be?  Lol

4 days ago
3/7/05
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Henry was one of the few things NOT wrong with the DCEU
3 days ago
6/8/08
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I heard Affleck is going to play Supes and Bats in the next one. It's going to be a Eddie Murphy style situation and lots of laughs will be had. 

3 days ago
1/1/01
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BigWilliam - Henry was one of the few things NOT wrong with the DCEU

and that's why he left. He knew he was on a sinking ship. His star is rising, while the DCEU is slowing sliding into irrelevance.
1 day ago
4/25/11
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Henry Cavill sucks anyways. 

 

DC Cinematic Universe is much better off without them

 

Very much looking forward to the green lantern movie

15 hours ago
3/7/05
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Liyon - 
BigWilliam - Henry was one of the few things NOT wrong with the DCEU

and that's why he left. He knew he was on a sinking ship. His star is rising, while the DCEU is slowing sliding into irrelevance.

Ah, well that would make sense actually.
14 hours ago
4/25/11
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Wtf does dceu stand for anyway

14 hours ago
1/1/01
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Mookie 3:16 Is My Hero - 

Wtf does dceu stand for anyway


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