Henry Cavill may not be hanging his Superman cape despite reports this week that he is leaving the franchise, the sources revealed.
The news came to light on Wednesday that the 35-year-old actor would no longer wear the blue suit due to programming conflicts, sparking a storm on social media as fans speculated on who would take on the coveted role of Cavill in three movies in five years.
However, insiders have said that there has not been any serious discussion within Warner Bros about Cavill's participation in the franchise since there are no new films currently in process.
TMZ reports that if a new Superman project gets a green light, Cavill and others would be in the race for the job.
Following reports of Cavill's departure, fans have suggested a number of other actors to put on the cape, such as Michael B Jordan, John Krasinski, Henry Golding and Armie Hammer.
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Executives have said this week's conflict over the future of Henry Cavill when Superman was invented, and that Warner Bros. has not kicked the actor to the sidewalk.
If a new Superman movie lights up green, Cavill and others will be considered for the lead role, according to sources. After being informed of Cavill's departure on Wednesday, the fans quickly suggested other actors who could put on the next layer, including (clockwise from top left) Michael B Jordan, Henry Golding, John Krasinski and Armie Hammer
The Hollywood Reporter wrote on Wednesday that the contractual talks between Warner Bros and Cavill broke down because the actor would not commit to a planned cameo in the upcoming DC Comics movie Shazam !, next April.
It is believed that Cavill's new lead role in the Netflix series The Witcher caused his unwillingness to appear in the film starring Zachary Levi.
On Thursday morning the actor threw the fans into frenzy when he posted a peculiar Instagram video of himself playing with an action figure from Man Of Steel.
The clip bore a stoic expression that mimicked that of the Marvel character along with a shirt that had the words "KRYPON LIFTING TEAM" written on the chest.
The caption read: & # 39; Today was exciting # Superman & # 39;
The fans were confused by the video, as they could not tell if he was confirming or denying the news of his departure, and many asked him to clarify what it meant.
Cavill left the fans in a frenzy after he posted a strange video with a Superman action figure on Instagram on Thursday morning after reports that he had left the role forever.
Cavill first played Superman at Man of Steel in 2013, before tracking Batman v Superman in 2016 with Ben Affleck as Batman and Justice League last year.
Many fanatics of the franchise felt that it did not fulfill its iconic role, and Cavill himself complained that he was not paid what it was worth.
The news came out on Wednesday that Cavill would no longer wear the blue suit due to scheduling conflicts
As of now there are no new Superman movies in the works since Warner Bros focused on a Supergirl-origin film, following the success of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
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.
Cavill first played Superman in Man of Steel 2013, before the follow-up of Batman v Superman 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.