After several back and forths that Henry Cavill was coming back to reprise his role as Superman, new co-Head of Warner Bros. DC Comics Film and TV Unit James Gunn took to twitter to address that.
The good news, he says he’s developing a new Superman movie. The bad news, Henry Cavill won’t be part of the project.
Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 15, 2022
Following Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam movie, speculation began swirling that we’d see more of Henry Cavill donning the red cape. Which, if you saw the movie, is completely understandable. Johnson even took to social media endorsing Cavill’s Superman. However, it appears Gunn and fellow co-Head Peter Safran have different plans.
It’s disappointing, given that Cavill did a great job with what he had as the Man of Steel. Many have long-wanted a sequel to the Superman movie, as well. It looks as if that sequel may never come.
In the tweet thread, Gunn said he’s like to work with Cavill some day. He also said the DC Slate has been made and that they have a lot in the works. Including, a desire to bring Ben Affleck in to direct a picture.
As more news is revealed, we’ll have it here.