Henry Cavill Superman Return Cancelled, New Superman Movie Coming

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Keep in mind that huge Henry Cavill Superman comeback we have been all prepared for? The one teased at the end of Black Adam and then confirmed by Cavill himself? Nicely, it’s not occurring. As an alternative, a brand new Superman movie will give attention to a youthful model of the character, which James Gunn himself is writing.

Cavill revealed on Instagram that he simply met with DC Movies’ bosses Gunn and Peter Safran, who informed him he’s not part of their plans. Right here’s the total assertion.

“Peter & I’ve a DC slate able to go, which we couldn’t be extra over-the-moon about; we’ll be capable to share some thrilling details about our first tasks at the start of the brand new 12 months,” Gunn tweeted soon after Cavill’s put up. “Amongst these on the slate is Superman. Within the preliminary phases, our story will likely be specializing in an earlier a part of Superman’s life, so the character is not going to be performed by Henry Cavill. However we simply had an incredible assembly with Henry and we’re huge followers and we talked about a lot of thrilling potentialities to work collectively sooner or later.”

Gunn then revealed that he’s writing the brand new Superman film, however they haven’t but selected a director. Nonetheless, regardless of it being centered on a youthful Superman, it is not going to be an origin story.

The information comes days after a bombshell report by the Hollywood Reporter about not simply the cancellation of Marvel Lady 3 (which Patty Jenkins later confirmed) however a touch that Gunn and Safran’s plan didn’t embrace bringing Cavill again as Superman. And whereas Gunn himself stated a number of the information in that story was not true this half, clearly, is.

Subsequent all of us join the dots. If Cavill’s Superman is out, and a brand new Superman is in, that nearly actually means Black Adam is out, proper? However what about Flash and Aquaman? Isn’t Cavill in Flash? Girls and gentleman, might all these future movies be as thrilling as what occurs behind the scenes at DC Movies.

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