Henry Cavill Remained in His Superman Role

James Gunn, director of DC Studios, revealed more details about a sudden hiring and firing of man of Steel star Henry Cavill. The actor, who has been playing the role of Superman in the DC Cinematic Universe since 2013 and was brought back with a lot of applause for a post-credits scene at the end of Black Adam, was apparently asked to dress up one more time before being pushed aside in favor of a reboot. However, in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter Gunn clarified the situation, explaining that Cavill was never fired, since he was not hired at all.

Henry Cavill’s Superman emerging from the fog at the end of Black Adam was clearly one of the highlights of DC’s mediocre exit, with the actor confirming that he was back as Superman shortly after. Unfortunately, it was announced just a few weeks after the announcement that Superman will be rebooted by the new executives of DC Studios, James Gunn and Peter Safran, with insiders even claiming that Cavill has been a ” pawn” in Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson’s determination to make himself the center of the franchise.

Although he won’t be playing Superman, Gunn only had good things to say about Cavill and sympathized with the actor about how he was treated by the DC franchise before he took over.

We hope that things will get better for the one who will be chosen as the director of the Superman reboot of Gunn and Safran.

Superman Reboot Will Introduce a Younger Version of the Man of Steel
When James Gunn refers to “this” Superman, we now know that he is referring to the rebooted version of the character that is set to debut in Superman: Legacy. While Gunn has kept all casting decisions close to his chest for now, some details have now been revealed about this recent iteration of the Man of Steel alongside the rest of the slate for Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters.

“This is not an origin story,” revealed Peter Safran. “It focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of the justice of the truth and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks kindness is old-fashioned.”

With Henry Cavill now turning 40, it stands to reason that he can’t continue to wear the cape as a much younger version of the iconic character. While Gunn certainly seems sympathetic to Cavill and the way his tenure as Superman ended without further ado, it’s unlikely that the actor’s fans will be appeased by all this. At least for now.

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