This could easily be seen as nothing more than Warner Bros. giving Cavill a polite and respectful send-off.
Cavill and Warner Bros. are yet to respond to the report. Henry Cavill is a talented actor, but he's a bit too old to play Superbaby (I have a sinking fear that that is an actual thing somewhere in a Superman comic).
Warner Bros.' focus now is "Supergirl".
With its Supergirl plans, WB is said to be keen to shelve the character of Superman for a few years before a Bond style reboot with a new leading man. Other films on the horizon are the upcoming "Shazam!" with Zachary Levi, "Wonder Woman 1984", due out in November 2019, and Ezra Miller in a stand-alone movie for the Flash.
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According to sources, there won't be a new stand-alone Superman movie any time soon either, meaning Cavill will age out of the role as well.
Unscheduled reshoots on Justice League also meant that producers also infamously had to CGI-out Cavill's facial hair, as by that point he was filming Mission: Impossible - Fallout, and was contractually obliged not to shave his 'tache off.
Another Irishman, Cillian Murphy, is in contention for the part and is priced at 10/1 to be named the next Man of Steel along with Armie Hamer, Channing Tatum, and Donald Glover.
Cavill recently spoke to Yahoo Movies UK about his dreams for a Man of Steel sequel, saying that he hoped the filmmakers would look to Brian Azzarello's For Tomorrow comic title for inspiration. Ben Affleck is also being said to depart his DCEU role as Batman, as a new, probably younger actor expected to take on the mantle in Matt Reeves' stand-alone film on the Caped Crusader.