Unofficial: Henry Cavill Out as Superman

written by Jasper XII.IX

This news is still unofficial, but I thought I’d still post it here. It looks like we have seen the last of Henry donning the red cape as contract talks break down between Henry’s reps and Warner Bros.

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – The DC cinematic universe appears to be losing its Man of Steel.

Henry Cavill, who has played Superman in three films, is parting ways with Warner Bros., sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Though neither side is confirming, the British actor, who first donned the blue suit for 2013’s Man of Steel, and then starred in 2016’s Batman v. Superman and last year’s Justice League, is said to be hanging up the red cape.

Warners had been trying to enlist Cavill, who most recently co-starred in Mission: Impossible — Fallout, for a Superman cameo in Shazam!, which stars Zachary Levi and will bow April 5. But contract talks between Cavill’s WME reps and Warners broke down, and the door is now closing on other potential Superman appearances.

That’s because the studio has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story featuring a teen superheroine. This effectively removes an actor of Cavill’s age from the storyline’s equation given that Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to DC lore.

Furthermore, Warners isn’t likely to make a solo Superman film for at least several years, according to another source. “Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors,” says a studio source. As such, Cavill will join Ben Affleck, who isn’t expected to reprise his role for director Matt Reeves’ forthcoming Batman stand-alone film, as a hero on the way out.

A Warners source says the Shazam! deal fell apart because of scheduling conflicts. And that is backed up by the fact that Cavill recently signed on to star in the Netflix series The Witcher. However, another source says that the Witcher commitment came after the Warners impasse, suggesting a change in Warners’ strategy.

“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 DC universe, steering its ship slowly into another direction.


September 12 Rumors

Los Angeles Film Festival Sets ‘Nomis’ for Closing Night

written by Jasper VII.IX

One of Henry’s upcoming projects will be coming sooner than we all thought, as the Los Angeles Film Festival selects Nomis for its closing night on September 28th!

DEADLINE – The Los Angeles Film Festival will close with the world premiere of first-time writer/director David Raymond’s psychological thriller Nomis, which will screen on Sept. 28 at the Arclight Hollywood Cinerama Dome.

The film focuses on a police trap for online predator Simon Stulls. They soon realize that the extent of his crimes go far beyond that of his own psychological trauma. Nothing quite makes sense – that is, until people involved in the case on both sides of the law start getting murdered. Nomis stars Henry Cavill, Sir Ben Kingsley, Nathan Fillion, Minka Kelly, Alexandra Daddario and Stanley Tucci.

“As a festival that has always championed new voices, it is only fitting to be closing this year with the work of a first-time writer/director,” said Jennifer Cochis, LA Film Festival Director. “In Nomis, David Raymond created a thrilling film made all the more terrifying by the performances from his incredible cast.”


September 07 News Nomis

Jaeger-LeCoultre Gala Dinner

written by Jasper V.IX

Henry might not have a film premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival, but he was there yesterday to attend the gala dinner hosted by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Check out some photos in our gallery!


September 05 Events

Henry to Star as Geralt in ‘The Witcher’ Series

written by Jasper IV.IX

Henry will be toplining Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher book series. During the recent press tour, he was asked if he would be interested in playing Geralt and as a gamer and a fan, Henry said yes. Last month, digital artist Bosslogic posted a fan-art of how Henry could possibly look like as Geralt, and it looked amazing. Fast-forward to today, it’s official! Henry also posted about it on his Instagram, and we could feel his excitement from here. Looking forward to this project already.

DEADLINEMan of Steel star Henry Cavill is returning to television as the lead Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, Netflix’s drama series based on the fantasy saga of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski.

The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.


September 04 News The Witcher

Square Mile (July 2018) Scans

written by Jasper IV.VIII

A little late on these, sorry, but I have updated the gallery with scans of the full feature on Henry in last month’s issue of Square Mile magazine.


August 04 Magazines
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