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Henry Cavill Is Superman No More?!?

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THR reports that contract negotiations between Superman actor Henry Cavill and Warner Bros. has broken down and that he will definitely not be making a cameo in the upcoming Shazam movie, and likely will not don the red cape and blue tights again for the studio. The main reason for this is because the studio is shifting focus to making a Supergirl movie which would require a younger Kal-El and that there are no immediate plans for another Superman solo story anytime soon.

Cavill isn't the only Justice League actor likely on the way out the door as Warner Bros. looks to try and reset their DCCU yet again with recent lackluster box-office performances from both Justice League and Dawn of Justice. Reports also indicate that Ben Affleck is out as Batman.

The move to do a Supergirl movie is likely due to the fact that the only recent DC based movie to be deemed a box-office success for Warner Bros. was Gal Godot's Wonder Woman, which will see a sequel being released next year. Aquaman is the next movie up for release in December, but the hype for that movie has been pretty lack-luster at best, so I'm not getting my hopes up for it being a huge success.

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According to a statement by Warner Bros. Cavil is still very much a part of the DCEU. Apparently the talks were for a cameo in SHAZAM!, which would've been outside his original contract (he's still contracted for one more Superman movie). Cavil turned down the cameo due to scheduling conflicts, and the internet did what the internet does best and filled in the blanks with unsubstantiated crap.

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8 hours ago, mako said:

According to a statement by Warner Bros. Cavil is still very much a part of the DCEU. Apparently the talks were for a cameo in SHAZAM!, which would've been outside his original contract (he's still contracted for one more Superman movie). Cavil turned down the cameo due to scheduling conflicts, and the internet did what the internet does best and filled in the blanks with unsubstantiated crap.

I think it was a little more than the internet making things up. The original reports indicated that the Shazam cameo was a def no go but that also overall negotiations where not going well between the two parties as WB shifted gears from Superman to Supergirl. Likely because they want to try and repeat the success of Wonder Woman with another female character and not wanting to pay Cavil big bucks due to the lackluster performances of BvS and Justice League.   I think the later statement put out by WB trying to do some damage control as the negotiations for money continues.

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At the end of the day it seems like WB is pretty clueless on where they want to take the DCCU which IMO has been their problem from day one. No real clear direction and just throwing stuff out for the sake of getting stuff out there. If they had been willing to take the time and map out a true all encompassing Universe like Marvel did and really built up each of these characters and then delivered a big payoff with a Justice League type movie I think they would have gotten much better results. Now we have things like multiple Jokers and loosing their key actors and just what seems like a big mess of a movie universe. 

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14 hours ago, JayC said:

I think it was a little more than the internet making things up. The original reports indicated that the Shazam cameo was a def no go but that also overall negotiations where not going well between the two parties as WB shifted gears from Superman to Supergirl. Likely because they want to try and repeat the success of Wonder Woman with another female character and not wanting to pay Cavil big bucks due to the lackluster performances of BvS and Justice League.   I think the later statement put out by WB trying to do some damage control as the negotiations for money continues.

Well there's the thing isn't it. If it's a choice between a statement by the company (who should know) or some wanna-be with a self-styled "news vlog," I'm going with the company.

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14 hours ago, JayC said:

At the end of the day it seems like WB is pretty clueless on where they want to take the DCCU which IMO has been their problem from day one. No real clear direction and just throwing stuff out for the sake of getting stuff out there. If they had been willing to take the time and map out a true all encompassing Universe like Marvel did and really built up each of these characters and then delivered a big payoff with a Justice League type movie I think they would have gotten much better results. Now we have things like multiple Jokers and loosing their key actors and just what seems like a big mess of a movie universe. 

See, that's exactly what I was talking about.

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I love Zack Snyder's take on the characters, if only WB stuck it out and stopped interfering... I hope theirs a chance that WB notices just how loved Cavill is by this and pushes them to go ahead with a Superman sequel.

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