Clarke Can't: Henry Cavill hangs up the red cape as he quits Superman

The 35-year-old British actor is parting ways with Warner Bros. amidst DC Universe shake up. Recently Ben Affleck quit the Batman suit as well


                            Clarke Can't: Henry Cavill hangs up the red cape as he quits Superman

Superman will not look like 'Superman' anymore, because Henry Cavill is exiting the role of the beloved Man of Steel.

Henry Cavill attends the UK Premiere of 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' at the BFI IMAX on July 13, 2018 in London, England.
Henry Cavill attends the UK Premiere of 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' at the BFI IMAX on July 13, 2018 in London, England.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Henry was in negotiations with Warner Bros to put on the red underpants and cape for a cameo in its upcoming movie, 'Shazam!' but talks broke down and both sides walked away. Warners had been trying to enlist Cavill, who most recently co-starred in 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout,' for a Superman cameo in the upcoming 'Shazam' movie, which stars Zachary Levi, but contract talks between Cavill's WME reps and Warners broke down, and the door is now closing on other potential Superman appearances. 

Henry Cavill leaving the DC cinematic universe leaves a major hole since Ben Affleck already departed Batman. 

Cavill played the Man of Steel three times and had been expected to do it again for a solo Superman movie and a 'Justice League' sequel. Though neither side has confirmed the news, the British actor, who first donned the blue suit for 2013's 'Man of Steel,' and then starred in 2016's 'Batman v. Superman' and last year's 'Justice League,' is said to be quitting the role.

That's because the studio has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an origins story featuring a teen superheroine. 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.

There are reports saying that Warner Bros is in the market for young guns to fill Aflleck and Cavill's shoes. However, they still have Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller on board as Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Flash.