Michael B. Jordan In The Running To Replace Henry Cavill As Superman

Henry Cavill’s Future as Superman Is Cloudy, Warner Bros. Focusing on Supergirl

The reasons behind Cavill's exit (assuming he actually has exited the role) may have something to do with the lack of a clear vision for Superman movies at Warner Bros.

According to the highly reputable Hollywood Reporter, Cavill - who has played Superman in three films - will not be playing Clark Kent and his re-caped caped alter ego, although neither side has confirmed the story. A studio spokesperson told the publication that "we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films".

Warner Bros. will focus on a Supergirl movie instead, according to THR. This seems unlikey, with many fans already thinking Warner Bros. shifted too far away from comic book canon with the recent Cavill films. As a side note, rumour has it that Idris Elba will be the actor to take on James Bond after Daniel Craig hangs up his jersey.

Henry Cavill arrives for the European Premiere of "Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice" on March 22, 2016 in London. Recognizable across the globe for decades, he was essentially the first superhero, but Warner Bros. hasn't been able to figure out how to successfully translate him to the big screen essentially since Superman II back in 1980!

The Irishman could face stiff competition for the part though with Michael B Jordan also thought to be in the frame for the role.

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Cavill recently spoke to Yahoo Movies UK about his dreams for a Man of Steel sequel, saying that he hoped the filmmakers would look to Brian Azzarello's For Tomorrow comic title for inspiration. We're guessing that even if Cavill keeps the cape, someone else will be hanging the "S" in their closet.

This latest shocking development mirrors Ben Affleck's commitment to his role as Batman.

O'Donoghue and Jordan are the 3/1 joint-favourites to be cast as the next Superman, followed by Sam Claflin at 6/1.

Cavill can next be seen as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's upcoming series adaptation of The Witcher.

After THR's report, The Wrap reporter Umberto Gonzalez also put out a piece confirming the news.

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