Los Angeles - Warner Bros. has no current plans for another Superman film starring Henry Cavill, a person familiar with the studio's plans said on Wednesday.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because they weren't authorised to speak publicly on the matter.
Warner Bros. issued a statement saying it hasn't decided on Cavill's return.
"While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we've always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged," the studio said in the statement. It was released after a Hollywood Reporter article said Cavill's tenure as the Man of Steel appeared to be ending.
Representatives for Cavill didn't return messages on Wednesday however, Cavill’s agent Dany Garcia tweeted a cryptic message about the situation on Wednesday before the studio released the statement.
She wrote: "Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. @wbpictures has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe.”
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Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. @wbpictures has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe. Anticipate a WB statement later today.— Dany Garcia (@DanyGarciaCo) September 12, 2018
But that’s not all. Later in the day Superman himself, Cavill posted a video on Instagram. Posing with a Superman toy he wrote: “Today was exciting #Superman.”
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Warner Bros.' focus now is Supergirl. Other films on the horizon are the upcoming Shazam! with Zachary Levi, Wonder Woman 1984, due out in November 2019, and Ezra Miller in a stand-alone movie for the Flash. Aquaman, with Jason Momoa, opens this December.
A stand-alone Batman film was also once to star and be directed by Ben Affleck. Now, Matt Reeves is directing and is expected to recast the role. (Read more here)