Henry Cavill will be putting his Superman costume away after scheduling conflicts led Warner Bros to rule out any appearances for the actor in the DC Extended Universe franchise.
The Man of Steel first starred as the blue-suited superhero in 2013 and later starred in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before his role in last year’s Justice League.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers had tried to recruit the Mission: Impossible – Fallout star but contract talks ended without an outcome.
Actor Henry Cavill will be putting his Superman costume away after scheduling conflicts
Who is Henry Cavill?
Born Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill on May 5, 1983 on Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, he developed an interest in acting while at Stowe boarding school and went on to perform in a number of stage productions, according to Biography.com.
Despite this, Henry later revealed that he had missed his home greatly, had dealt with a number of bullying incidents and was attacked over his weight.
His first notable role was arguably in the 2001 thriller Laguna and he also starred in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries series.
Henry then landed the part of Albert in the 2002 adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo and after this, he was able to embark on a career on screen, mainly featuring in period and fantasy dramas.
Following this, he appeared in the British comedy I Capture the Castle before his supporting roles in Hellraiser: Hellworld and Tristan & Isolde in 2006.
Henry Cavill seen here playing Charles Brandon in a scene from the BBC series The Tudors
Around this time, Cavill was tapped to star as Superman for the first time, but the project fell through as did his role as James Bond, which Daniel Craig took on from the release of Casino Royale.
Henry garnered the lead as Charles Brandon in The Tudors, which also starred Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Henry VIII and ran for four seasons.
He then appeared in Stardust and worked with Woody Allen in the Larry David comedy Whatever Works before his roles in The Immortals and Cold Light of Day.
In 2013, Cavill starred as Superman in the Christopher Nolan-produced Man of Steel alongside an all-star cast and for the role, worked out with 300 trainer Mark Twight to adopt the physique needed to portray the superhero.
The smash made $670 million (£513m) worldwide and Henry partnered with Ben Affleck to star in the sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice three years later, before he starred in the remake of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
A scene from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. with Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill girlfriend
Henry Cavill is currently single after splitting from his stunt woman girlfriend Lucy Cork at the start of this year and has not been linked with anyone else, despite revealing that he was ready to mingle. According to College Candy, his first serious girlfriend was Ellen Whitaker, who trained as a showjumping rider.
Following their split, Henry met Gina Carano at a VIP reception while he was filming Fast and Furious. The couple were together on and off for two years, before calling it quits for good in 2014.
Henry also dated Kaley Cuoco for 12 days. The Big Bang Theory star revealed that the relationship had given her the most media coverage she had ever received. ‘I’ve been in this business for 20 years, and I my whole life I could go anywhere, do anything. There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like several months ago,’ Kaley said.
After meeting at Maven Crossfit Gym, Henry then dated Marisa Gonzalo, who was 21-years-old when he was 31 and when they split, she leaked photos of their hunting trips, despite the actor being a public animal rights activist.
The age gap increased with his relationship with Tara King, who was 13 years younger than her and she was referred to his ‘teenage girlfriend’ in the press. The Mirror reported in 2016 that they had split after just a year together following a meeting at London nightclub Mahiki while she was studying at Bristol University.
‘Henry and Tara have split — it is official. Henry said the two of them could stay friends and he even invited her to his recent birthday party, which she did go to. But their relationship is over. It has been very difficult for Tara, who has been saying he was the love of her life,’ a source revealed.
Henry’s most recent relationship was with Lucy Cork and seemed to be ready to move on after he was spotted flirting with Demi Lovato on Instagram earlier this year, despite gushing about his former girlfriend months earlier.
Taking to the social media site, he said: ‘This is my Lucy. She is one of the best stuntwomen in the world. She has defined herself. She continues to define herself. She grows, every day. She is Lucy Cork because she says so.’
However, Henry Cavill also faced backlash for comments he had made about dating in the time of the #MeToo movement in an interview with GQ Australia.
He said: ‘There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman. There’s a traditional approach to that, which is nice. I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned for thinking that.’
He continued: ‘It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like: “Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something.” So you’re like, “Forget it, I’m going to call an ex-girlfriend instead, and then just go back to a relationship, which never really worked”.
‘But it’s way safer than casting myself into the fires of hell, because I’m someone in the public eye, and if I go and flirt with someone, then who knows what’s going to happen?’ Henry continued to explain how there is a lack of a ‘chase’ in 2018.
‘Now? Now you really can’t pursue someone further than, “No”. It’s like, “OK, cool”. But then there’s the, “Oh why’d you give up?” And it’s like, “Well, because I didn’t want to go to jail?”’ He was then asked whether he had ever crossed the line and said: ‘I like to think that I’ve never been like that.
‘I think any human being alive today, if someone casts too harsh a light on anything, you could be like, “Well, OK, yeah, when you say it like that, maybe.” But it’s such a delicate and careful thing to say because there’s flirting which, for example, in a social environment is in context – and is acceptable. And that has been done to me as well, in return.’
After the interview was published, many took to Twitter to voice their opinions and said that Henry was tone deaf. One user said: ‘Hello [boring and false men are afraid to ask women out since #MeToo rhetoric] my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again.’
While another said: ‘This is absurd. If Henry Cavill doesn’t want to be called a rapist then all he has to do is… not rape anyone. The mental gymnastics some men are doing to position themselves as “victims” of #MeToo is insane.’
Henry Cavill addressed the backlash in a statement, which read: ‘Having seen the reaction to an article in particular about my feelings on dating and the #metoo movement, I just wanted to apologize for any confusion and misunderstanding that this may have created. Insensitivity was absolutely not my intention.’
‘In light of this I would just like to clarify and confirm to all that I have always and will continue to hold women in the highest of regard, no matter the type of relationship whether it be friendship, professional, or a significant other.
‘Never would I intend to disrespect in any way, shape or form. This experience has taught me a valuable lesson as to the context and the nuance of editorial liberties.’ However, this is not the first time that Cavill has been called out after he made a joke about ‘double standards’ and catcalling in a 2016 interview with The Sunday Times.
After The Hollywood Reporter reported that Henry Cavill may not star in future Superman appearances because Warner Bros intended on shifting focus to a Supergirl movie, the actor confirmed he would not be returning to the franchise.
This shift means that Cavill’s character will essentially be removed from the storyline because the origin story will feature a teenage superheroine and Superman, or Kal-El, would be an infant at the time, according to DC theory.
A studio source said: ‘Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors.’ A Warner Bros spokesperson added: ‘We have a great relationship and great respect for Henry Cavill that continues to remain unchanged. Additionally we have made no current decisions regarding any upcoming Superman films.’
Cavill’s manager, Dany Garcia, responded to the news, writing on Twitter: ‘Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. Warner has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe.’
Cavill, who was expected to cameo in Shazam!, the upcoming superhero which stars Zachary Levi, has now responded with a cryptic Instagram post that shows him staring at the camera with a Superman figurine, which he moves out of shot.
Henry Cavill net worth
Henry Cavill’s net worth has accumulated to $20 million (£15m), according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Cavill is thought to have earned the majority of his wealth through his television and film appearances. However, according to The Telegraph, Henry had one of the lowest salaries for a superhero and earned $300,000 (£230,000) for Man of Steel, a low figure but a far cry from his earnings for the 2001 film Laguna, for which he received $413,000 (£316,000).
Following this, he earned $306,000 (£234,000) for The Count of Monte Cristo, $162,000 (£124,000) for I Capture the Castle, $142,000 for Hellraiser: Hellworld, $126,000 (£96,000)for Tristan & Isolde, $103,000 (£79,000) for Red Riding Hood and $87,000 (£66,600) for Stardust, according to The Richest.
He also raised $78 million (£60m) after his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in 2013, which he donated to charity.