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Henry Cavill out as Superman amid Warner Bros-DC Universe shake-up

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

In a shocking development, reportedly is no longer part of cinematic universe as

The actor, who first appeared as the superhero in 2013's "Man of Steel", and later reprised his role in "V Batman" and last year's "Justice League", is parting ways with Warner Bros, sources tell The

According to insiders, the development comes after talks of Cavill's cameo in "Shazam!" did not come to fruition due to scheduling conflicts.

"There's a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work," says the studio insider.

Another source says Warners is trying to hit a "reset" button with the universe.

Talks are on to find new face for the beloved superhero.

"is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors," says a studio source.

A source says the decision solidified as recently signed on to star in Netflix's "The Witcher". Another insider, however, says that the series commitment came after the impasse with Warners, suggesting a change in the studio's strategy.

It is being said the studio has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story featuring a teen superheroine, which effectively removes an of Cavill's age from the storyline as Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to lore.

Another voice adds that the studio is unlikely to make a solo Superman for at least several years.

is also being said to depart his DCEU role as Batman, as a new, expected to take on the mantle in Matt Reeves' stand-alone on the Caped Crusader.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 20:20 IST