He's been in the blue suit for five years.
But it is said that Henry Cavill hangs his Superman cape because planning conflicts lead Warner Bros to exclude future acts for the actor as the DC Extended Universe superhero.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Henry, who played Superman in three films, can not commit to a scheduled cameo in Shazam! and the studio is now also reportedly stopping future appearances in the franchise.
Back down to earth: Henry Cavill reportedly hooked up his Superman cape because scheduling conflicts lead Warner Bros to exclude future appearances for the actor
Henry played Superman for the first time in the 2013 Man of Steel, for the 2016 follow-up Batman v. Superman alongside Ben Affleck as Batman and the Justice League last year.
Henry would appear as Superman in the next release of Shazam!, Which gives Zachary Levi stars, but according to THR contract negotiations between the actor representatives and Warner Bros.
It is thought that the new leading role of Henry in Netflix series The Witcher meant that he could not bind to the Shazam! cameo.
Schedule conflict: the Hollywood Reporter writes that Henry, who played Superman in three films, can not commit to a scheduled cameo in Shazam!
The cancellation would have led the studio to exclude future cameo's, with the focus now on a Supergirl origin film, after the success of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, with that time shift, meaning an adult Superman character would not work.
A Supergirl movie follows the introduction of Brie Larson by rival Marvel in the role of Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel – the first female superhero in the MCU with a stand-alone film – next March.
With his Supergirl plans WB would like to stop the character of Superman for a few years before a Bond style restart with a new leading man.
& # 39; Superman looks like James Bond and after a certain run you have to watch new actors & # 39 ;, a studio source has said to THR.
The source adds that the studio realizes that there may be a shake-up because their latest films did not perform as well as hoped. & # 39; There is a recognition that some parts of the previous films did not work & # 39 ;, says the insider of the studio.
Major star: Henry played Superman for the first time in 2013 Man of Steel, before the 2016 follow-up Batman v. Superman next to Ben Affleck as Batman and the Justice League last year (pictured with Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Justice League ended its theatrical run with a $ 657,924,295 worldwide box office, which means it is the lowest gross movie of the DC Extended Universe.
A representative for Henry has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.
Last week it was announced that Henry was cast for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher as Geralt or Rivia, the main character in the popular fantasy universe that has previously been adapted to become a popular franchise for games.
The eight-episode Netflix adaptation of the bestseller medieval fantasy book series by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski revolves around the protagonist Geralt van Rivia, a monster hunter known as a "Witcher & # 39; driving around the countryside and killing terrifying creatures.
Henry was last on the big screen in the blockbuster Mission Impossible: Fallout this summer, alongside Tom Cruise.
Going further: the cancellation would have led the studio to exclude future cameos, with the focus now on a Supergirl movie