Superman: Henry Cavill in Talks to Return to His Superman Role

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LOS ANGELES - DEC 3: Henry Cavill at the "The Witcher" Premiere Screening at the Egyptian Theater on December 3, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA (Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins /

Actor Henry Cavill is reprising his role as Superman with Warner Bros and DC Comics.

The actor initially left the franchise in 2018 due to a scheduling conflict for his role in "Shazam!", but a report from Comic Book suggests a new deal has led the actor to return to the franchise. According to reports, the transaction is why Cavill appeared on Zack Snyder's live stream of "Man of Steel" last week, which ended with the announcement of the "Justice League" director's cut is heading to HBO Max. The actor is set to reprise his role of Superman with Warner Bros. planning on putting the characters in movies based on other superheroes, taking more cameo roles instead of lead roles similar to The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As a result, there are no plans to move forward with a "Man of Steel" franchise film. This news comes after reports surfaced Michael B. Jordan was asked to play Superman in future films. Variety reports Jordan and the mega-studio spoke earlier this year about his vision for the caped-crusader. However, Jordan left the meeting unlikely to take the role due to Warner Bros' commitment to the superhero character. According to reports, filming does not seem likely to start for several years, and there is no script or director. Also, Michael B. Jordan is extremely busy with a packed schedule for the next several years. In relevant news, Henry Cavill shared acting advice for aspiring actors. In 2017, the actor told ITV News that any aspiring actor should "work hard and study hard," take tips from previous great movies and "learn about storytelling." More Project Casting Entertainment News: