The Hollywood Reporter story suggests Warner Bros. had hoped to recruit Cavill, who first played the Kryptonian in 2013's Man of Steel, for a small part in the Zacahary Levi-fronted film but talks broke down over "scheduling conflicts".
The move has not been confirmed by Cavill or the film studio, but THR reports contract negotiations between Cavill and Warner Bros. were unsuccessful.
Though the reports have not been confirmed, Warner Bros. released a statement addressing the news that was nearly as cryptic as Cavill's response. She also hinted that Warner Bros. will be releasing a statement regarding the matter.
While the relationship is still in place, the sad fact is "no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films".
It was announced last week that Henry has been cast in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher as Geralt of Rivia, the main character in the popular fantasy universe that's previously been adapted into a hit video game franchise.
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THR reports that the studio is looking to focus on Superman's cousin, Supergirl.
Cavill isn't the only member of the Justice League that might be revoking their membership, as a new contender to potentially replace Ben Affleck as Batman has emerged. Earlier this year, Warner Bros. promoted Walter Hamada to oversee DC film operations to restructure the comic book pics in attempts to match the massive popularity of Marvel movies.
Cavill mysteriously reacted to the news with an Instagram video posted Wednesday. In the comics, there is already a black Superman named Calvin Ellis who's also the president of the United States on another Earth in an alternate universe.
Cavill took to Instagram to post a amusing video with a caption: "Today was exciting #Superman".
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