A planned Superman cameo in The flash film is set to be cut following Henry Cavill’s exit from the role.
The actor surprisingly announced last week that he would not be returning as the Krypton hero, with an overhaul at DC Studios leading to a change in content.
As per The Hollywood Reporterhad Cavill filmed a scene for Andy Muschietti’s The flashto be released in June 2023, but this has now been removed as well as a Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) cameo.
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The development has come since James Gunn’s appointment as co-CEO of DC Studios, with the director reportedly looking to recast Clark Kent with a younger actor, as well as making several changes throughout the franchise.
Speaking about his work with co-chief Peter Safran, Gunn said: “We know we’re not going to make every single person happy every step of the way, but we can promise that everything we do is done in the service of the story and in the service to the DC characters we know you appreciate and have cherished all our lives.”
Cavill, who recently left Netflix The Witcherappeared as Superman as recently as October when he appeared in a mid-credits scene in Adam repliedbut was “saddened” by the news that he would be hanging up his coat.
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– The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. 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,” he said in a statement.
“We can grieve a little, but then we have to remember… Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there… It’s been a fun ride with you all, up and upwards.”
Cavill has since secured another role in a major franchise, joining Amazon Prime Video Warhammer project.