Since 2013, Henry Cavill has been sporting the Superman cape, which has actually been a turning point in his career as well. DC fans have been eager to see the British actor in the role more and more since Henry first assumed the identity of Superman. But the fans didn’t take it well when James Gunn and Peter Safran, the new Co-CEOs of the DC universe, announced Henry Cavill’s departure as Superman. The replacement search may have begun long before, according to a recent article.
With Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 3 not coming back, Henry leaving his role as Superman, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam being cut off, and so many more changes, fans have been quite upset about everything. Henry Cavill is in discussions with the Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw sequel, which first starred Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, according to an exclusive story in Giant Freakin Robot. Production on the movie will probably start in 2024. If everything goes according to plan, Dwayne Johnson and Henry will reunite in Hobbs & Shaw 2 after the two hinted at collaborating in the end credits of DC’s most recent film, Black Adam.
All the Henry Cavill fans are undoubtedly thrilled by this piece of news. James Gunn announced Henry Cavill’s departure from the DC world on Twitter in 2021. In the statement, he wrote, “Peter & I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over-the-moon about; we’ll be able to share some exciting information about our first projects at the beginning of the new year. Among those on the slate is Superman.”
He added, “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. But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future.” We are eagerly awaiting the makers’ official announcement of Henry Cavill’s arrival into the franchise, even if it is unclear who will replace Henry Cavill as Superman.