Henry Cavill said he would no longer play Superman in the DC Extended Universe. The news shook the faith of people throughout the globe and caused them to feel grief and anguish.
Henry Cavill has played Superman on screen since Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” in 2013. On Wednesday, he and James Gunn, the new co-chair of DC Studios, talked with fans in an open forum on social media.
Henry Cavill said in a post he made on Instagram on Wednesday that this will be the last time he acts as Superman, a character he has played continuously since the release of Man of Steel in 2013.
“I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to 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.” Henry wrote on Instagram
When Henry said in October that he would play Superman again, many people were unsure if he was telling the truth. After the credits had already rolled, Henry appeared in the DC film “Black Adam,” playing the role of Superman.
“Among those on the slate is Superman. We will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life in the initial stages, so Henry Cavill will not play the character.” James Gunn Tweeted.
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.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 15, 2022
What will become of Gunn and Safran’s grandiose plan to reimagine the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) needs to be clarified.
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