Just three weeks after announcing that heAgain as SupermanHenry Cavill was forced to reveal that he won’t be playing the character in the future after all.
Instead, The Man of Steel will be rebooted in a new movie written by DC Studios co-president James Gunn, featuring the iconic superhero as a younger man.
Gunn announced on Twitter He and his producing partner Peter Safran will announce the first projects in a new slate of DC productions at the start of 2023. “Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so Henry Cavill won’t be playing the character,” he said. John said.
Among those on the list is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so Henry Cavill won’t be playing the character.
– James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 15, 2022
Cavill posted about this sudden turn in his fortunes on instagram. “It’s sad news for everyone. Above all, I won’t be returning as Superman,” he said, before lightly digging into Warner Bros.’s chaotic decision-making process. In recent months as it works through its merger with Discovery and relaunches DC film and TV under the leadership of Gunn and Safran. After asking the studio to announce my comeback in October, he accepted [Gunn and Safran’s] Cavill wrote, “Hiring, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life.”
“A changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a world to build. I wish them and everyone involved in the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes.”
Cavill had posted about his return to the role yet Black Adam Superstar Dwayne Johnson convinced Warner Bros. by allowing Cavill to appear Post-credits scene for his movie. Cavill has also reportedly shot a cameo for the upcoming year Sparklebut it is not certain that this will be used in the movie now.
It was also announced recently Cavill is no longer starring in the hit Netflix TV adaptation of the magician; He will be replaced by Liam Hemsworth. In this case, the decision appears to be Cavill’s. Some have speculated Set aside Geralt of Rivia in order to return to the role of Clark Kent, while others have guessed a difference of opinion with showrunner Lauren Hisrich.
Gunn pointed out that there might be room for Cavill in future DC Studios projects, though he didn’t specify if this would be as a different character, or as an alternate version of Superman (similar to Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s joint return as Batman in Sparkle). “We just had a great meeting with Henry and we are huge fans and talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future,” said John.
John said too that he and Safran met with Affleck with the goal of Bruce Wayne taking the lead in the DC project. “Ben met yesterday specifically because he wants to direct and we want him to direct; we just have to find the right project,” Gunn tweeted.
But he gave no indication of the status of the other Superman project that was in development at Warner Bros.: a movie about a black Superman written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and produced by JJ Abrams. According to The Hollywood ReporterThis project was not affected by Gunn’s new film and Coates is still working on the script.
Before announcing the Superman news, Gunn took to Twitter on Wednesday to brush off a report that director Matt Reeves and star Robert Pattinson’s version of Batman will be incorporated into the wider DC Universe. “It’s not true at all,” He said.
It’s been a turbulent few months for DC productions as the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery creator David Zaslav is executing the projects and installing Gunn and Safran with a mandate to consolidate and reboot DC films and TV. It is said complete The Batgirl movie has been shelvedAnd recently, a third Wonder Woman movie directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot was canceled.
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