Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Henry Cavill Reportedly Out as Superman, Which Means Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Too


Say goodbye to the most recent cast of the “Superman” movies.

The trade papers report this morning that Warner Bros. is moving on to make “Supergirl” movies and releasing Henry Cavill from the title role as Superman.

If Cavill is gone, so too are Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg and Diane Lane, too. They join Ben Affleck as Batman and Jeremy Irons as Alfred as DC Comics alumni now. Their time is done.

Presumably, Gal Gadot stays in the DC Universe as Wonder Woman. And at least two people are playing the Joker soon– Jared Leto, and Joaqin Phoenix.

DC Comics has just never gotten itself together as Marvel has danced on its grave. DC movies are slammed by critics and fans alike. Nothing works, no one is ever happy. Someone will write a book one day about why this has all happened. Maybe it will be Brandon Routh.

Cavill has nothing to cavil about it. He just appeared with Tom Cruise in the biggest movie of the summer. He can write his own ticket as a star– maybe James Bond, plenty of other things. He’s presumably financially independent from being Superman. So it’s a win win.

The next Superman? I guess if DC is into Supergirl they’ll be into Superboy now, too. Chalamet?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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