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Henry Cavill Reportedly Returning to Netflix Following DCU Ousting

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I think we can all agree that 2022 was a huge turning point for Henry Cavill's acting career, with him losing two coveted roles in a span of one month. After his decision to exit The Witcher after three seasons, Cavill was seemingly poised to return full-time as Superman, only to get ousted permanently by DC Studios co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran.

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Cavill closed the year by announcing that he's working on a live-action adaptation of Warhammer 40,000 for Amazon. Just when it looked like his future with Netflix has become uncertain, a new report from Giant Freakin Robot suggests that they could renew their partnership soon.

Now, before you get too excited, let us clarify right off the bat that he's not returning to The Witcher franchise. Instead, the outlet's sources claim that the British star is being eyed for David Fincher’s Chinatown prequel series. The series, based on the 1974 neo-noir mystery film directed by Roman Polanski has been in development for quite some time now.

Cavill is reportedly cast as private detective J.J. "Jake" Gittes, a role originally played by Jack Nicholson. As it stands, key details about the project are still being kept under wraps.

Also Read: Ex-WB Boss Has Been Wanting to Get Rid of Henry Cavill as Superman Since 2018

When Cavill announced his departure from The Witcher, many were under the impression that he was also severing ties and burning bridges with the streaming giant, a career suicide for sure. If the rumors about his Chinatown involvement end up being true, at least the actor continues to land high-profile roles following his DCU letdown.

Meanwhile, The Witcher's third season is expected to drop this year.

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