Henry Cavill hangs up his Superman cape after five years as a superhero.
And rumors are circulating about who will assume the role of DC Comics favorite.
The name of Michael B Jordan has been at the top of many lists, according to Deadline, who reported that the Warner Bros. movie studio has been pondering a completely different direction with his Superman canon for some time & # 39;
Taking the layer? After saying that Henry Cavill will not return to the role of Superman, Michael B Jordan (up in May) is being presented as a possible replacement for the hero.
Jordan proved that his action makes him play the villain Erik Killmonger in the Marvel Black Panther box office hit in February.
However, any possible casting would be "in the future", since Warner Bros. is currently focusing its power on a Supergirl movie.
Meanwhile, it is said that Cavill is saying goodbye to the DC Universe as the programming conflicts seem to have led Warner Bros. to discard future appearances for the actor, according to a story by The Hollywood Reporter.
Henry was ready to appear as Superman at the launch of Shazam !, next April, starring Zachary Levi, but reportedly, contractual conversations between the actor's representatives and Warner Bros. broke.
It is thought that Henry's new lead role in the Netflix series The Witcher meant he could not commit to the Shazam! cameo.
Back to earth: Henry Cavill is reportedly hanging his Superman cape as programming conflicts lead Warner Bros to rule out future appearances for the actor
Although Cavill's departure was widely publicized, Warner Bros. did not confirm or deny any news about the franchise.
They released a statement that explained: "While no decisions have been made regarding the upcoming Superman films, we have always had great respect and an excellent relationship with Henry Cavill, and that has not changed."
Henry played Superman for the first time at Man of Steel in 2013, before tracking Batman v. Superman in 2016 with Ben Affleck as Batman and Justice League last year.
It is said that the reported cancellation led the studio to discard future cameos, with its focus now on a Supergirl-origin film, after the success of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, with that change of time meaning that an adult Superman character would not work .
Schedule a conflict: The Hollywood Reporter writes that Henry, who played Superman in three films, can not commit to a planned cameo in Shazam!
A Supergirl movie will follow the presentation of his rival Marvel Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel – the first superhero in the MCU who will have an independent film – next March.
With her Supergirl plans, it is said that WB wants to put aside the character of Superman for a few years before the Bond style reboots with a new leader.
"Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain career you have to look at new actors," a study source told THR.
The source adds that the study realizes that it may be due to a jolt since its latest films did not work as well as expected. "It is recognized that some parts of the previous films did not work," says the study's expert.
Main star: Henry played Superman for the first time in Man of Steel 2013, before tracking Batman v. Superman in 2016 with Ben Affleck as Batman and Justice League last year (in the picture with Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
The Justice League ended its theatrical career with a worldwide box office total of $ 657,924,295, which means it is the highest grossing movie in the extended DC universe.
A representative of Henry has been contacted by MailOnline to receive comments.
It was announced last week that Henry has been chosen for the next Netflix adaptation of The Witcher as Geralt of Rivia, the main character in the popular fantasy universe that has previously been adapted into a successful video game franchise.
The Netflix adaptation of eight episodes of the successful series of medieval fantasy books by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski focuses on the protagonist Geralt de Rivia, a monster hunter known as "Witcher" who travels the field killing terrifying beasts.
Henry was the last on the big screen in this summer's box office hit Mission Impossible: Fallout, alongside Tom Cruise.
Go ahead: it is said that the cancellation led the studio to discard future cameos, with its focus now on a Supergirl-origin movie