The time when Henry Cavill served as the Man of Steel is over. Only a month prior, Henry Cavill’s Superman was reintroduced in the post-credits sequence of Black Adam, facing up against Dwayne Johnson.
After that, Cavill declared that he would return for Man of Steel 2, and Johnson hinted at a Black Adam vs. Superman project. All of that desire fulfillment seems to have been wasted when DC Studios’ co-CEOs, James Gunn and Peter Safran, were appointed by Warner Bros.
Discovery. Although the two intend to meet with David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, in the coming weeks, one of the first dominoes to fall has already been exposed.
On Twitter, James Gunn revealed that he had met with Henry Cavill to break the sad news that WB will be reinventing Superman, which would mean Cavill would no longer be playing the Man of Steel. There have been rumors that Cavill would later portray a different DC superhero, though.
“I have met with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman,” Henry Cavill wrote in a statement on Instagram. “After being told by the studio to announce my return in October, before 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. For those who have been by my side through the years….we can mourn for a bit, but then we must remember… Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! 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.”
Who Will Replace Henry Cavill as Superman?
Naturally, fans have already started to make predictions about who might succeed Henry Cavill as Superman. While some fans suggest intriguing alternatives, a sizable portion wants Cavill to continue in the role.
Check out the list of names below, and be sure to leave your comments with your ideas.
Star-Lord as Superman?
He’ll cast Chris Pratt as Superman I bet XD
— ᚱᚲᚴᚠᛁᛚᛗᛋ (@Rcknotrick) December 15, 2022
I think it would be funny if James Gunn were to cast Liam Hemsworth as his#Superman pic.twitter.com/wfcBQbww7P
— Pabatso (@r_pabatso) December 15, 2022
The Winter Soldier Could Work
Might get a lot of disagreements here, but in a world where he didn’t work so heavily with Marvel, I’d probably cast Sebastian Stan as Superman. I think he could play the role pretty damn well.
— TheUnknownOne (@TheUnknownLurks) December 15, 2022
Bring Henry Cavill Back for Kingdom Come
Could you guys make a Kingdom Come series/ limited series and cast Henry Cavill as Superman?
— Zion Ryan Cruz (@zryanverse) December 15, 2022
Tom Holland as the New Superman
now that Henry Cavill is gone. i think it's time to say what we're all thinking. @JamesGunn needs to cast Tom Holland as the new Superman!!!#TomHolland #iloveyoutomholland pic.twitter.com/tJjsuGbd3b
— eternals strongest soldier (@branchinpaper15) December 15, 2022
Henry Cavill Will Always Have James Bond
After Henry Cavill exits as Superman, fans want him cast as James Bond https://t.co/i4S0gcqYEi
— HuntdailyNews (@HUNTDAILYNEWS1) December 15, 2022
Turn Henry Cavill Into the New Zod
Cast Henry Cavill as General Zod and watch the world burn 🔥 pic.twitter.com/zl9j8jR8f2
— 𝐒𝐄 (@SupermanEnjoyer) December 15, 2022
It Better Not Is Chris Pratt
I swear to god if Chris fucking Pratt gets cast as the new Superman…
— rob ritchie 💡 (@ImRoob) December 15, 2022
Superman news is heating up in Metropolis now that James Gunn, co-head of DC Studios, has confirmed he will be penning a new feature film. Gunn has announced that Henry Cavill will not reprise his role as Superman in the forthcoming movie.
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