When ya look up in the sky ... it might be a bird, might be a plane, but it damn sure won't be Henry Cavill -- he's leaving the role of Superman. Henry was in negotiations with Warner Bros. to put on the blue tights and red cape for a cameo in its upcoming "Shazam!" movie, but talks broke down and both sides walked away ... according to The Hollywood Reporter. HC bolting leaves a couple of HUGE holes in the DC cinematic universe, since Ben Affleck already ditched the Batman suit. Cavill played the Man of Steel 3 times and had been expected to do it again for a solo Superman flick and a 'Justice League' sequel. Word is Warner Bros is in the market for a couple of young guns to fill Aflleck and Cavill's rubber boots. The only good news is they've still got Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller on board as Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Flash. The want ads in Metropolis and Gotham just got way more interesting. (TMZ)

Nicole Kidman Explores "Regret" and "Shame" in Destroyer. Nicole Kidman doesn't look like herself in Destroyer -- and that's the point. In an exclusive interview with E! News' Zuri Hall at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, the 51-year-old actress revealed how she prepared to play hardened LAPD detective Erin Bell in the gritty crime thriller. Looking nothing like the glamorous character she last played in HBO's Big Little Lies, Kidman said she trusted director Karyn Kusama's vision and left the rest up to the hair and makeup artists. "For me, I don't place a lot of emphasis on that. I'm just like, 'Can I feel it? Is it real? Am I going to be able to work through this -- in this?' That's all I care about. I'll leave all the rest to everybody else. I rarely look in the mirror with that," she explained. "Otherwise it's all becoming too exterior, and I've got to move from a place inside." After an undercover FBI sting gone wrong, Erin is haunted by guilt until an old nemesis -- the one that got away -- resurfaces. For Kidman, it was interesting to explore "the pain that she carries around," as her "dense and rich" character had been "dealt really, really rough hand." Destroyer is a film about "regret" and "shame," she said, "but it's also about salvation, I think." A character like Erin is typically written for men, she said. "This time around it's been written for a female, which is kind of cool," she told E! News. "And it's directed by a woman who's just gone out there and [said], 'I'm going to be very uncompromising with this vision and I'm just going to go for it.' I'm happy to be out to support that and be a part of her work and her vision." Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan and Bradley Whitford also star in Destroyer, in theaters Dec. 25. Kidman is also at the festival to promote director Joel Edgerton's Boy Erased, co-starring Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges and Cherry Jones. "I've been here many times," she told E! News. "I'm so happy to be back and to be able to bring a different type of film than I've ever done. And then Boy Erased is tomorrow night. I'm really, really just grateful to have opportunities as an actor, to be a part of these...and that these filmmakers give me a chance." (Eonline)

A young actress playing a young version of "Dora the Explorer" could make less than $10,000 for her role in the upcoming live-action movie -- the question now ... is the studio swiping her of due dough? According to Madelyn Miranda's minors contract -- obtained by TMZ -- the 9-year-old will receive $8,420 for a guaranteed weeks' worth of filming. She'll get around $3,500 a week if she films anything beyond that. Production starts Wednesday. Considering her parts will probably only come up in flashbacks in the film -- Isabela Moner is playing a fully-grown Dora as the main character -- we imagine she'll be collecting the bare minimum here. There are a couple more perks though -- Madelyn will also get put up in a swanky hotel while on the job and be given a daily allowance of $65. PLUS, she gets to fly business class during production. SCORE!!! ... maybe? The kid's only 9, so maybe she'll appreciate the relatively modest haul compared to some of her child star contemporaries ... who usually go on to make boatloads more for a sequel. Baby steps, we suppose. Now, ya gotta wonder if Boots, Backpack and The Map are getting as good of a deal here. (TMZ)


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