Warner Bros. released a statement shortly after the story’s publication leaving Cavill’s future in question.
“While no decisions have been made regarding any upcoming Superman films, we’ve always had great respect for and a great relationship with Henry Cavill, and that remains unchanged.” a Warner Bros representative said in a statement to CNN. (CNN, like Warner Bros., are both owned by Warner Media.)
CNN has reached out to Cavill’s representatives for further comment.
Cavill debuted as the iconic character in 2013’s “Man of Steel.”
The film made more than $660 million worldwide, but it received mixed reviews, as did 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Cavill also reprised his role in last year’s “Justice League.”
The report also said the studio’s priorities are focusing largely on an upcoming “Supergirl” film, sidelining any storyline that would involve Cavill.
Behind the scenes, there have been other signs of ongoing efforts to revamp DC Comics-based movies.
DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson also stepped down this summer.
The news of Cavill’s possible ouster comes as the future of Ben Affleck as Batman also remains in question.
Since last summer, rumors that Affleck’s days as the caped crusader were numbered have swirled.
CNN’s Frank Pallotta contributed to this report.