Henry Cavill has announced that he will not continue as the World of DC’s Superman after all.
The actor shared the news himself in an Instagram post on Wednesday (December 14), confirming that he had been told during a meeting with DC that the studio’s new bosses James Gunn and Peter Safran are working on a new film about a younger Clark Kent.
This situation will likely come as a big surprise to fans since Cavill recently returned to the role for a role in Adam replied after years of uncertainty about his DC future.
“The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that,” Cavill wrote on Instagram. “James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them, and everyone involved in the new universe, the best of luck and the best of luck.”
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The Man of Steel the actor acknowledged that while he will now “grieve a little”, he wants fans to remember that “Superman is still around”.
Gunn emphasized that fact in his own statement on social media, essentially confirming reports that he is writing a draft for a new Superman movie.
“Peter and I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over-the-moon about; we’ll be able to share some exciting information about our first projects at the start of the new year,” Gunn wrote on Twitter.
“Among those on the list is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill.
“But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and we talked about a number of exciting opportunities to work together in the future.”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is out now HBO Max in the United States, and Sky Cinema and NOW in the UK.