Henry Cavill Won't Return as Superman After All

Henry Cavill is quitting his role as Superman after all. The 39-year-old actor announced this on Instagram on Thursday. Just in October, Cavill officially announced his return as a superhero.

The Brit did not disclose the reason for his decision. The actor did reveal that he shared this news after a conversation with producers James Gunn and Peter Safran.

Back in October, Cavill announced his return as a superhero. Now the actor says he was forced to do so by the film studio. Furthermore, the Brit reveals that this decision is not easy for him. "But that's life."

Gunn is working on a new script for Superman, The Hollywood Reporter reported Wednesday. The story will be about the young years of the superhero. The producer will choose another actor for the role.

Things have been rumbling for some time around DC Comics, the Warner Bros. superhero brand that Superman falls under. It has recently been headed by Safran and Gunn, who previously created the Guardians of the Galaxy series for Marvel. Recently, producers rejected the original plan for Wonder Woman 3, after which director Patty Jenkins stepped down.

Cavill played the role of Clark Kent and Superman as recently as 2016 in the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He was first seen as Superman in the 2013 film Man of Steel.

It was also announced in late October that Cavill will no longer play the lead role of monster hunter Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.