After weeks of teasing, rumors and cameos, DC has decided. Will Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman? The person concerned answers himself.
Henry Cavill’s return as Superman has been on everyone’s lips for a while now. Dwayne Johnson has tried everything with his Black AdamDC had plans and the actor even announced that he was going to leave the series The Witcher. The stars were aligning, but we still had no definitive answer. Hope was therefore permitted.
Then, James Gunn and Peter Safran arrived at the head of the DCU, with the mission of completely retyping the cinematic mythology which had been launched by man of steel. Whereas Wonder Woman 3, Aquaman 2 already seem out of the game, and that many films like Shazam 2 and bluebeetle are on their way, what about Superman? We finally have an answer
Superman with or without Henry Cavill?
It is Henry Cavill himself who has just announced the news to his fans. No, he won’t take over Superman’s cape, it’s over and done, the role will be given to someone else. The actor explains that he was able to speak with James Gunn and Peter Safran on the subject and the two men obviously have other plans for the superhero in tights.
I just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. After everything that’s happened, I’m not coming back as Superman. While the studio told me to announce my return in October, before they were hired, this news is not the easiest, but that’s life. Succession is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and everyone involved in this new universe the best of luck and the happiest of successes.
For those who have been by my side over the years…we may mope a bit, but then we have to remember…Superman is still here. Everything he represents still exists, and the examples he gives us are still there! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It was a fun adventure with all of you, despite the ups and downs.
Heartbreaking farewells, while Henry Cavill was betting big on this comeback, James Gunn and Peter Safran obviously have other ideas. The actor is now an orphan after losing two big roles.
DC therefore continues to clean up and seems to be looking for new blood. James Gunn was already talking about plans over ten years at the very least and with an MCU which is soon entering phase 5 and which is breaking records with each of its films, the work is titanic. For now, we still do not know what direction this DCU will take. It must be said that apart from bad news, we do not have much to eat at the moment. 2023 should therefore have a number of surprises in store for us.