Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn films. The new co-chairman of DC Studios is creating a Superman movie in which actor Henry Cavill does not appear. Cavill called this “not the easiest news,” given his recent announcement that he would reprise the role.
The upcoming Superman film written by Gunn. It will focus on something other than the main thing you’re working on, Man of Steel’s formative years. This news arrives amid significant upheaval at DC Studios and Warner Brothers. Which canceled dozens of projects to save expenses since merging with Discovery, Inc.
Cavill has played Superman onscreen since Man of Steel in 2013, most recently making a cameo in this year’s Black Adam. He announced his return to the role of Superman in October, just after he had stepped down from the lead role in the Netflix program The Witcher.
After meeting with Gunn and his co-chair, Peter Safran, to break the news, Cavill posted the information on Instagram on Wednesday.
Finally, I’m not coming back as Superman,” Cavill wrote. It’s not easy to break this news, especially considering that the studio instructed me to announce my return in October, well before their hiring. One of the things that happen is a change in leadership. I can appreciate that. James and Peter need to construct an entire universe. As for them and everyone else involved in the new universe, I pray for success and prosperity.
He told them they might “mourn for a bit,” but “Superman is still around.”
While it’s no longer my time to don the cape, the ideals that Superman represents will live on forever. Upwards and upwards, it’s been a blast being on this journey with you all.
The Hollywood Reporter states that Gunn is in talks to direct and write the picture. Which is said to center on the hero’s formative years. As he pretends to work for the Daily Planet newspaper as a reporter. Under the alias Clark Kent.
On Wednesday, Gunn announced on Twitter that he and writer Peter Gould were “over the moon” about working on a DC slate and that they will be able to reveal details about their first projects in the new year. Superman includes as one of the candidates. Since our plot will initially center on a younger version of Superman, Henry Cavill will not be playing the part. However, we recently had a fantastic meeting with Henry, and we’re big admirers, and we discussed a lot of intriguing potential for future collaboration.
According to reports, Warner Bros. approved Henry Cavill’s return as Superman before Gunn and Safran started working at DC Studios on November 1. Cavill had expressed his excitement over Gunn’s hiring and his desire to play an “enormously cheerful” Superman just six days earlier in an interview.
On Tuesday, it announces Patty Jenkins, the director of the Wonder Woman films for DC Studios. It would not return for a third installment. She wrote a lengthy open letter saying she “never walked away” in reaction to rumors that she had quit. Everything put before me for consideration is fair game. According to what I’ve been told, I can’t do anything to improve things.
Gunn and Safran have reportedly teamed up, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. I already approached Batman actor Ben Affleck about directing for them in the future.
Reports say that J.J. Abrams and author Ta-Nehisi Coates are moving on with plans for a Black Superman feature and that Gunn’s film will not affect their plans.
After Gunn was sacked Beginning in Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 3, and left Marvel Studios for DC in 2018, then-Warners boss Toby Emmerich encouraged Gunn to direct a Superman movie. Instead, Gunn penned and coached The Suicide Squad.