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Henry Cavill is no longer playing Superman as James Gunn has begun working on a new movie

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Despite announcing his return as Superman in October, Henry Cavill revealed that he will not reprise his role as the hero. Instead, new DCEU head James Gunn is moving forward with a new movie that centers on a younger version of the character he himself writes.

“Having asked the studio to announce my return in October, prior to their appointment, this isn’t the easiest news, but that’s life,” Cavill said in an Instagram post Wednesday night. “This changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter [Safran] world to build. I wish them and all involved in the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes.”

Gunn also confirmed Cavill’s exit Twitter. He explained that “In the early stages of the film, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so Henry Cavill won’t be playing the character. But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and talked about a number of exciting possibilities for us to work together in the future.”


Gunn and Safran have been brought on by Warner Bros. for the first time. to headline DC Studios on Oct. 25 — the day after Cavill took to social media to announce his imminent return as Superman. While Cavill’s ad was erased by the previous regime at DC, his character didn’t align with Gunn’s new vision for the franchise.

Rather, according to variety, Gan Superman The movie will follow the character through his stint as a young reporter in Metropolis and show him meeting such notables as Lois Lane. Gunn, best known for his work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and DC Suicide SquadAnd the will write the Superman The film may also be directed by him.

Sources said that despite Jan’s shift in plans THR that Warner Bros. He hopes to find a different role for Cavill moving forward in the DCEU. Additionally, Gunn is not expected to clash with Black Superman A project in the works of JJ Abrams and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.


Cavill began portraying Superman in the 2012 Zack Snyder movie man of steel, While his last proper role for the character was in 2017 Justice League. It looks like fans got their last glimpse of Cavill’s Superman this year Black AdamHowever, when a post-credits scene brings his hero face-to-face with Dwayne Johnson’s character.

Cavill’s Superman isn’t the only casualty of DC Studios’ new Gunn direction. Gunn also canceled plans for a third Wonder Woman Film directed by Patty Jenkins.

And in a series of tweets on Wednesday evening, Jinn also said has been confirmed He met Batman actor Ben Affleck about directing a movie.


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