Henry Cavill leaves the character of Superman. Very confirmed: a few days after, with the versions that had generated the post-credit scenes of “Black Adam”, the actor Henry Cavill said that he was returning to Warner to play Superman, the retraction arrived.
Cavill did it through social networks, with a paragraph that leaves no doubt: “I had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and there is bad news. Finally, I’m not going to be Superman again. The news is not the best, but that’s life, ”he wrote on Instagram.
The co-director, James Gunn, in parallel, confirmed the version on Twitter: “Peter (Safran) and I have a new plan for DC, we are very excited. At the beginning of 2023 we will share more information regarding the projects. Among those is Superman, whose story will focus on earlier parts of the superhero’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill.”
Henry Cavill will not be Superman
Likewise, DC Studios sources told Variety that Gunn, Peter Safran and Cavill got together and are trying to find something in the comic book universe for the actor to be a part of new projects.
“I respect that James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and everyone involved in the new universe the best of luck and fortune,” Cavill added in his post on December 15.
Gunn has been working on a new Superman story for a while. The script will focus on the character’s life as a rookie reporter in Metropolis.
It is expected that in the delivery, Superman meets key characters, such as his colleague Lois Lane.
Cavill isn’t the only star of the latest DC era to sit down with Gunn and Safran.
Ben Affleck, who has played Batman in numerous films for the label, met with the pair to specifically discuss the possibility of directing an upcoming DC Studios film.
The Superman news comes after a week of headlines following Warner Bros’ decision not to move forward with a new “Wonder Woman” movie with director Patty Jenkins.
On Tuesday, Jenkins tweeted that she was “open to considering anything” asked of her regarding a possible third project, which has since been scrapped.
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