If you have been following the DC Extended Universe at all, you should know that Johnson has been teasing appearance in the cinematic universe as Black Adam for years.
The DC movies need to find a new Superman. Though far from a box-office bomb, it wasn't the Avengers-sized hit Warner Bros were hoping for.
The article doesn't go into any more specifics other than noting that at the present the studio is focusing on their Supergirl movie, which was first announced back in August. Despite this, a source suggesting that Cavill's Netflix signing came after the doors were shut on the Shazam! deal suggesting that the decision to discontinue Cavill's run came from Warner Bros.
Cavill has appeared as Kal-El in three DCEU films: Man of Steel, which was released in 2013 and kickstarted the cinematic universe, the widely-panned Batman v. Superman (2016) and the under-performing Justice League, which was released a year ago.More news: McQuaid traded to Rangers by Bruins
If true, Henry would not be able to reprise his role as the comics canon would see Superman be a infant in that timeline.
Cavill isn't the only big name leaving the DCCU, as Ben Affleck is reportedly out as Batman, as well. The move could give way to change how WB moves forward with its DC films. According to a separate report, the Supergirl movie will focus on when she was a teenager, which may mean an actor of Henry Cavill's age would be out as Superman. Warner Bros. has consistently looked for actors in their late 20s or early 30s to play this part. I never especially took to his and Zach Snyder's interpretation of the Man of Steel, with all the furrowed brows, but it felt like he finally got to have a little fun in Justice League.
Cavill had a busy summer, co-starring with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Fallout.