According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cavill's Superman won't be cameoing in Shazam! despite initial plans for him to appear - and Warner Bros is said to be forging ahead with a Supergirl solo film instead of returning immediately to Kal-El.
How do you find a hotter Superman than Henry Cavill?
Warner Bros also released a statement and said they share a "great relationship" with Cavill.
However, while Jon might fit the traditional view of the superhero of choice, Michael might be what the studio is looking for as its new Superman, as Deadline reported Warner Bros. A studio spokesperson told the publication that "we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films". "After a certain run, you have to look at new actors".
Cavill also recently was cast in the lead role for Netflix's The Witcher, which made his availability for cameo appearances more hard. According to one insider, the studio is now focusing on doing a Supergirl origin story starring a teen Supergirl, which would call for a younger actor playing Superman.
Cavill first played Superman in 2013 in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, where the hero committed a taboo by breaking character and killing General Zod. The latter two were critically panned, and "Justice League" was a box-office disappointment.
He may be the most iconic superhero of all time, but Superman, it seems, is no longer DC's priority. But the good news is that following this, reports also popped up that Ben Affleck is leaving his role as Batman and no one has disproved that thus far.
Now, the man himself has posted a rather hilarious video on his Instagram account that all but declares his devotion to the character.
Shazam! sees a release on April 5th, 2019 - long after Jason Momoa's standalone Aquaman movie dives beneath the waves and introduces viewers to the weird and wonderful world of Atlantis. "[Warner Bros. Pictures] has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe".