For all DC lovers, it is a somber day! Following the cancellation of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 3, the co-CEOs of the DC universe has now announced a new “Superman” movie in which Henry Cavill will not reprise his role as the superhero. Given that the fanbase cannot accept the radical alterations James Gunn and Peter Safran have made to the DC world, it appears that the “doomsday” is getting too close.
The news that Henry will be playing Superman again generated much excitement. Even a few months prior, he had made the statement. The co-CEOs appear to be against it, which disappoints the fans who were ready to see their favorite actor don the cape once more.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Gunn is presently penning the script for the upcoming Superman movie. Depending on how busy he is with his other duties at DC Studios, he could also serve as its director. According to insiders, despite the fact that this new movie will star a younger Clark Kent, it will not be set in Smallville, the adoptive hometown of the Last Son of Krypton. Instead, Clark will already be employed as a reporter at the Metropolis-based Daily Planet.
Additionally, according to THR, Gunn and Safran spoke with Ben Affleck, who is well-known for playing Batman in the DC Universe, to discuss the possibility of directing a movie for the related series. But “at this point, no arrangement is in place for him to command a DC film.” Despite Patty Jenkins no longer pushing forward with the third Wonder Woman movie, Gunn and Safran apparently also spoke with the filmmaker.
Regarding His Lack of Reprisal as Superman, Henry Cavill
Cavill has addressed his most recent departure from the Superman role on social media. It’s terrible news, everyone, I just met with James Gunn and Peter Safran, Cavill stated in an Instagram post. “This news isn’t the best, but that’s life, and the studio ordered me to announce my comeback back in October before they were hired. I value it. A universe has to be created by James and Peter. I send them and everyone else participating in the new cosmos my warmest wishes for happiness and luck.”
The actor went on: “We can mourn for a while for those who have been by my side throughout the years, but after that, we must keep in mind that Superman is still alive. Although it’s no longer my turn to don the cape, everything Superman stands for will always exist. Together, we’ve had a great time moving forward and upward.”
Man of Steel 2 Was Not Supposed to Happen
The 2013 film Man of Steel introduced Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from 2016 and Justice League from 2017 he returned to the character. After a protracted break from the DC Universe (his appearance in Zack Snyder’s Justice League excepted), Cavill put on the cape once more for a mid-credit cameo in Black Adam, which debuted in theatres this past October. The Monday after the movie’s release, Cavill made the formal announcement that he was resuming his role as Superman.
In a different recent THR article, Cavill was not mistaken at the time. Warner Bros. and DC were “in fact preparing a sequel for 2013’s Man of Steel and actively engaging with writers,” the publication claims. However, after Gunn and Safran assumed control and started formulating their new DCU road map, Man of Steel 2 production was put on hold. Fans may anticipate learning more about this new path in 2023, Gunn stated in his tweets.