February 4, 2023

Regardless of saying his return as Superman in October, Henry Cavill has revealed that he’ll not reprise his position because the hero. As an alternative, new DCU head James Gunn is shifting ahead with a brand new movie specializing in a youthful model of the character that he himself is writing.

“After being instructed by the studio to announce my return again in October, previous to their rent, this information isn’t the simplest, however that’s life,” Cavill mentioned in an Instagram publish on Wednesday night time. “This altering of the guard is one thing that occurs. I respect that. James and Peter [Safran] have a universe to construct. I want them and all concerned with the brand new universe the most effective of luck, and the happiest of fortunes.”

Gunn additionally confirmed Cavill’s exit on Twitter. “Within the preliminary levels” of the movie, he mentioned, “our story might be specializing in an earlier a part of Superman’s life, so the character is not going to be performed by Henry Cavill. However we simply had an important assembly with Henry and we’re massive followers and we talked about plenty of thrilling prospects to work collectively sooner or later.”

In keeping with Selection, the brand new Superman movie will comply with the character throughout his time as a younger reporter in Metropolis and present him assembly iconic characters like Lois Lane.

Regardless of Gunn’s shift in plans, sources instructed THR that Warner Bros. is hoping to discover a totally different position for Cavill within the DCEU shifting ahead. Moreover, Gunn’s movie shouldn’t be anticipated intervene with the Black Superman venture within the works from J.J. Abrams and author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Cavill started portraying Superman in Zack Snyder’s 2012 movie Man of Metal, whereas his final correct flip because the character was in 2017’s Justice League. Followers seemingly acquired their final peek at Cavill’s Superman on this yr’s Black Adam, nevertheless, when a post-credits scene exhibits his hero face-to-face with Dwayne Johnson’s character.

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