10 Actors Who Could Play Superman If Henry Cavill Leaves

Contenders for the cape.

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Nobody outside of the Warner Bros circle knows what changes are on the horizon for the series unofficially known as the DC Extended Universe, but after Justice League's critical and commercial underperformance, you can bet they'll be sweeping ones.

With Wonder Woman remaining its only undisputed hit in five attempts, course correction is needed, and the recent appointment of Walter Hamada as the studio's new head suggests a shake-up may be imminent.

Ben Affleck's role as the DCEU's Caped Crusader has always been shrouded by uncertainty, and following reports that Matt Reeves is keen to recast the part for The Batman, a high-profile departure could be on the cards, sooner rather than later.

Affleck isn't the only DCEU star who may not be part of the franchise for much longer. Word has it that Henry Cavill is contracted to play Superman in just one more movie, which will likely be the unannounced Man of Steel sequel.

Warner, of course, could always hand him a new deal, but given that big changes are expected in the DCEU, recasting the iconic role isn't out of the question.

No doubt Superman will be the most sought-after part in Hollywood should the role become vacant, and there are some eye-catching top candidates who could fill it.


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