Who Will Be the Next Superman? Oddsmakers Are Already Taking Bets

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Oddsmakers are already taking bets on who might succeed Henry Cavill in the role of Superman.

Since news broke on Wednesday that the Man of Steel star might hang up his cape, rumors have circulated about who Warner Bros. might cast to replace him. Although the latest report contends the supposed conflict between Cavill and the studio is "fake," that isn't stopping some people from putting money on the line.

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The betting website BetOnline is already floating a dozen potential contenders, with Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan, whose name was mentioned in one report, receiving the best odds. He's followed by the likes of Armie Hammer (Call Me By My Name), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl) and, yes, Dwayne Johnson.

The longest shot on the website is a tie between Will Smith and Ben Affleck. Both already have roles in the DC Extended Universe -- as Deadshot and Batman, respectively -- and rumors persist that Affleck desperately wants out of the franchise. Of course, Affleck has already played Superman, technically: He starred as 1950s Superman actor George Reeves in the 2006 period mystery Hollywoodland.

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