It looks like Henry Cavill won’t be returning to the role of Superman. The actor announced his unexpected and involuntary departure by posting a text screenshot on Instagram on Wednesday.
“I just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and it’s sad news, folks,” Cavill wrote. “After all, I won’t be coming back as Superman. After they told me to announce I was coming back in October before they were hired by the studio, this news isn’t easy, but that’s life.”
Cavill has been playing the big blue Scout since 2013 and has been wearing tights for many years. Strong man, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice Leagueand (minor spoiler) in Black man‘s post-credits cameo.
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Cavill had previously confirmed he would be playing Man of Steel again in October, but that was before Gunn and Safran were announced as new co-presidents and CEOs of DC Studios. DC Studios, a newly formed division of Warner Bros., replaces DC Films and is responsible for films, television programming and animation.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no room for Cavill’s version of the Man of Steel in Gunn and Safran’s vision for DC Studios’ future.
In the early stages, our story will focus on an earlier episode of Superman’s life, so Henry Cavill won’t be playing the character. Gunn wrote on Twitter. “But we had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and talked about a number of exciting possibilities for working together in the future.”
This dismissal is not good news for Cavill. The actor resigned from his lead role in the Netflix series. witcher In October, just days after he confirmed his return as Superman. Now, it looks like you’ll have a lot of free time on your hands.
Cavill posted on Instagram, “Something with a change of guard.” 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 happiest of luck.”
Superman’s cast isn’t the only change Gunn and Safran have made. Last week’s news broke that Wonder Woman 3 was canceled, which eventually led to director Patty Jenkins releasing her own movie. text screenshot explains that it was not his decision.
While Gunn has confirmed that he’s writing a Superman movie and that it’s not an origin story, we’ll have to keep waiting for more details.