REPORT: Henry Cavill Out as SUPERMAN

Or maybe not. This has gotten weird.

Henry Cavill’s out as Superman, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, the latest twist in Warner Bros.’ tempestuous DC film saga.

I happened to like Cavill in the role but the studio’s movie output since the end of The Dark Knight Trilogy has been, shall we say, wildly uneven.

You can click here to check out THR’s complete story.

UPDATED: Well, the THR story may or may not be true. Warner Bros. released this statement: “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.” In addition, his agent tweeted: “Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet,” adding that Warner Bros. “has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe.” Cavill, meanwhile, posted an Instagram video that offers no clarity — but is very strange.

Oh, and Jon Hamm is interested in playing Batman, replacing the maybe possibly perhaps departing Ben Affleck. (Click here.)

Hell, I like artist Mitch Gerads’ idea:


— How CAPTAIN AMERICA Surpassed SUPERMAN as Our Greatest Hero. Click here.

— Upon Further Review, JUSTICE LEAGUE Is Still Good. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. The casting was great. The direction was just horrible. Seems like a waste. That’s 4 Superman movies in a row that have failed to keep alive or re-launch the story. I fear the discussed direction they are going in won’t be any better either. At lease we can still watch Superman and Superman II still. They hold up well.

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  2. Cavill had a great Superman in him, as seen in Justice League. MoS is a decent movie for what it is…but it’s wrong-headed for the character, and to launch a franchise. BvS…let’s just not go there.

    Cavill is a charming guy. Too bad that charm was usually masked by desaturation and dripping angst…which isn’t Superman.

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  3. Well, that’s just *Red Kryptonite*!
    I liked Cavill. I think the material he was given was the worst *Kryptonite* ever created!!! If there is such a thing as Brown Kryptonite, that was what he was given. But then, I think Smallville set the tone for the too angsty The Man of Steel and Batman VS Superman was ten pounds of Brown Kryptonite in a two pound blue baggie. I liked the first couple of seasons of Smallville; but it fell into a rut of Clark running away in fear and cowardice.

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  4. He’s not officially out yet, based on word from Warner Brothers.

    But I agree, he had terrible material to work with. With a good script and direction (and less muddy colors) I think he would have been “Super”!

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