Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe have just lost its Superman. Comicbook has reported that Henry Cavill has walked away from the role for Warner Bros. The exit comes as negotiations broke down over scheduling conflicts regarding a possible cameo in the upcoming Shazam movie. Cavill before leaving even explained why Superman had to kill Zod.

Henry Cavill has played the caped crusader in three films. The British actor donned the suit in "Man of Steel," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and most recently "Justice League." Warner Bros had been working at enlisting Cavill, who recently co-starred in "Mission Impossible: Fallout" for an appearance in Shazam.

As Cavill leaves, rumors are swirling that Ben Affleck will also walk away from his DCEU role as Batman, opening the door for a much younger actor in the upcoming standalone Batman movie.

New Superman not in Warner Bros' near future

With Cavill's exit, Warner Bros. appears to not have any plans of making another Superman movie in the near future. Instead, it will turn its focus towards their planned Supergirl movie. According to Comicbook, Superman is like James Bond, every so often you have to find new talent to fill the role.

Cavill is not expected to be a part of the Supergirl film, as it is set as an origin story featuring a teen superhero. This eliminates the need for an actor of Cavill's age from the storyline.

However, according to Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros has said they have not made a decision over the future of Superman.

Cavill's decision comes after reaching a deal to star in Netflix's "The Witcher." However, Hollywood Reporter has said that the Netflix commitment was reached after the failed Warner Bros. suggestions, hinting that the studio was plotting a new path for the DCEU.

Despite Affleck and Cavil's departure, the rest of the cast of the Justice League are staying put and moving forward with the DCEU. Gal Gadot will return to Wonder Woman 1984, in November 2019, Jason Momoa returns as Aquaman this December and Ezra Miller will begin shooting his Flash movie in 2019.

Warner Bros. looking to re-energize the DC Universe

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara is looking for ways to revitalize the struggling DC Universe, which is playing catch up with the Marvel Universe. The studio continues to fail at earning a lot at the box office.

Six years ago, the DC Universe was a star, thanks to Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment "The Dark Knight Rises." For now, all that has performed strongly for the studio has been the "Wonder Woman" film. During an investor conference, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey has agreed that DC can do better than what we've been doing. The DCEU appears to be doing a better job on the silver screen thanks to hit shows like "Supergirl," "Arrow," and "The Flash."