DC followers throughout the globe collectively mourned Wednesday as British actor Henry Cavill stated he’ll now not be donning the purple cape as Superman within the DC Comics prolonged cinematic universe.
Followers have been shocked as this comes after Cavill introduced in October he’d be returning because the Man of Metal. Cavill even made a cameo as Superman in a mid-credits scene on the finish of “Black Adam,” the DC movie starring Dwayne Johnson. (CNN and DC Movies are each a part of the identical father or mother firm, Warner Bros. Discovery.)
On Instagram, Cavill defined he had a gathering with flimmaker James Gunn and British movie producer Peter Safran, who in October have been named co-chairmen and chief govt officers of DC Studios.
“I’ll, in spite of everything, not be returning as Superman,” Cavill wrote. “After being informed by the studio to announce my return again in October, previous to their rent, this information isn’t the simplest, however that’s life. The altering of the guard is one thing that occurs. I respect that.”
Cavill stated regardless of him not reclaiming the position, “Superman remains to be round.”
“All the pieces he stands for nonetheless exists, and the examples he units for us are nonetheless there!” he wrote. “My flip to put on the cape has handed, however what Superman stands for by no means will. It’s been a enjoyable journey with you all, onwards and upwards.”
Gunn additionally took to social media Wednesday, tweeting he and Safran “have a DC slate able to go, which we couldn’t be extra over-the-moon about; we’ll have the ability to share some thrilling details about our first tasks in the beginning of the brand new 12 months.”
“Amongst these on the slate is Superman. Within the preliminary levels, our story will probably be specializing in an earlier a part of Superman’s life, so the character won’t be performed by Henry Cavill,” Gunn stated.
Gunn then began answering questions from followers the place he confirmed, amongst different issues, that he’d been writing a Superman movie for some time and that this is able to not be an origin film.
Wednesday’s announcement additionally comes on the heels of Cavill’s exit from the Netflix collection “The Witcher” after being the main man for 3 seasons. Actor Liam Hemsworth will probably be taking his place.
CNN has reached out to representatives for DC Leisure and Warner Bros. Movies.
Since their appointment, Gunn and Safran have been reevaluating the studio’s slate of tasks, with some selections just lately making headlines. On Tuesday, director Patty Jenkins opened up about studies that the studio wouldn’t be shifting forward with a 3rd installment of the “Marvel Girl” franchise.