The last few weeks have been fascinating for DC’s film industry. As Gunn and his partner Peter Safran condense the DC cinematic universe and, in essence, start again, numerous projects have been canceled. Following a meeting with James Gunn, the new co-chairman of DC Studios, Henry Cavill has announced he will not be playing Superman again.
An Upcoming Change
On social media, Gunn has been quite open about the DCU reboot process, and last night he verified the exciting tidbit that he’s worked out a series of films with Safran. One of them will not feature Cavill because it is a new Superman film that will concentrate on the character’s early years. That is quite something fans might need to get used to, but also accept later on.
The Transition Period
Given that Warner Bros. had just made a huge fuss over Cavill’s return as Superman, even making an appearance at the close of Black Adam, the decision hasn’t been warmly received by fans. The actor, who some fans feel abandoned his role as Geralt in The Witcher to concentrate on playing Superman once more, appears to be very upset by the news.
Cavill then took it to Instagram and made the public aware.
“I will, after all, not be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life. The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes.”
Fans may want to “mourn for a bit,” he continued, but he emphasized that Superman is still alive. . “My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards,” he said.