Hollywood star Henry Cavill has announced that he will not reprise his role as Superman. This was confirmed by the man himself after James Gunn and Peter Safran revealed that their upcoming DCEU slate includes a young Superman film that will follow the character in his early days as a cub reporter.
Henry took to Instagram to share the following message: “I just met with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and I have some bad news for you. After all, I won’t be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce my return in October, prior to their hiring, this isn’t the easiest news to deliver, but that’s life. The changing of the guard is a common occurrence. That is something I respect. James and Peter are creating a universe. I wish them and everyone else involved with the new universe the best of luck and fortune.”
“For those who have stood by my side over the years, we can mourn for a moment, but then we must remember…Superman is still alive and well. Everything he stands for is still there, as are the examples he sets for us! My turn to don the cape has come a
nd gone, but what Superman stands for will never change. Onwards and upwards, it’s been a pleasure riding with you all “he concluded.
Cavill announced his return as the cape-wearing, flying superhuman back in October, much to the delight of his fans.
Henry Cavill has played Superman in a number of DC films, including Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman.
It had previously been reported that Cavill’s future as Superman was not as secure as it appeared when he announced his return. Certainly, Cavill confirms that there were plans for a Man of Steel sequel at the time of the announcement that he would return. However, once Gunn and Safran were hired, those plans changed.
This appears to confirm other reports that the entire Snyderverse may be scrapped, as Wonder Woman 3 appears to be on hold. Patty Jenkins, the director, confirmed this on her Twitter account.
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“After all, I won’t be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce my return in October, prior to their hiring, this isn’t the easiest news to deliver, but that’s life “The actor penned.
In late October, Warner Bros. hired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and veteran executive Peter Safran as co-chairmen and CEOs of the newly formed DC Studios. Since then, there have been reports that the entire Zack Snyder-created DC Universe, including Wonder Woman, could be scrapped.