Henry Cavill and Warner Bros. studios have parted ways, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which means the actor will no longer be Superman. Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 1984 is due out in November 2019.
THR reports that the studio is looking to focus on Superman's cousin, Supergirl.
"The word has been out that Warner Bros. has been mulling a completely different direction with its Superman canon for some time, even considering casting Michael B. Jordan in the role down the road".
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. said, "We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged".
Cavill first donned the signature spandexed suit in 2013's Man of Steel. The move could give way to change how WB moves forward with its DC films. Not only was 2017's Justice League a box office disappointment, everyone's favorite sad superhero, Ben Affleck, isn't expected to reprise his role for the upcoming stand-alone Batman film.
It's official: Henry Cavill is done playing Superman. This effectively removes an actor of Cavill's age from the storyline's equation given that Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to DC lore. Warner Bros. has consistently looked for actors in their late 20s or early 30s to play this part. Then, just last week, we learned - though it's still not technically confirmed - that he's set to star in a Netflix adaptation of the popular video game and book series, The Witcher.
Another Irishman, Cillian Murphy, is in contention for the part and is priced at 10/1 to be named the next Man of Steel along with Armie Hamer, Channing Tatum, and Donald Glover.
A mustachioed Cavill, meanwhile, is finding better critical and commercial success in another action franchise, opposite Tom Cruise in the current Paramount smash "Mission: Impossible - Fallout".