Changing my mind. henry cavill He will no longer play Superman in the DC Cinematic Universe, despite previously announcing that he would return to the role.
I just had a meeting with james gun Y Pedro Safran And it’s sad news for everyone. After all, I won’t be coming back as Superman,” Cavill, 39, wrote via Instagram on Wednesday, December 14. “After the studio told me to announce my comeback in October, before he was hired, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life.”
Cavill has starred in several DCU movies as the superhero in recent years, but has been absent from the role since 2017’s Justice League. Last month he made a surprise cameo as Clark Kent in black adam and confirmed that he would officially be back in the tights.
“The character means a lot to me,” he told the host of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast. joseph horowitz during an interview in October. “It’s been five years now. I never lost hope. It’s amazing to be here now talking about it again. There is such a bright future ahead for the character. I’m so excited to tell a story with an enormously joyous Superman.”
On Wednesday, however, the sorcerer alum revealed that Gunn, 56, and Safran, 57, who are co-CEOs of DC Studios as of October, have a new “universe to build” and are therefore no longer going ahead with their initial plans for the man of steel
“The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. … I wish them and everyone involved in the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes,” Cavill said in a statement from him on Wednesday.
the Enola Holmes The star concluded his farewell message by asking “mourning” fans to remember that “Superman is still around” even though his time with the character is coming to an end.
“Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he gives us are still there! My turn to wear the cape is over, but what Superman represents never will. It has been a fun ride with all of you, onward and upward,” he wrote.
the Guardians of the Galaxy The director, for his part, later turned to social networks to confirm the news.
“Peter and I have a DC whiteboard ready to go, so we couldn’t be more excited; we will be able to share exciting information about our first projects early in the new year.” tweeted on wednesday. “Among those on the blackboard is Superman. In the early 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 are huge fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future.”
The news of Cavill’s departure from the DCU comes just two months after he announced that he would not return to his role as Gerald of River for the fourth installment of The Wizard and that Netflix had recast the role with Liam Hemsworth.
The England native supported the The Hunger Games swearing in the star in his exit announcement. “My journey as Geralt of Rivia has been full of monsters and adventures, and unfortunately I will be leaving my medallion and swords behind for Season 4,” Cavill explained in a statement at the time. “In my place, the fantastic Mr. Liam Hemsworth will take up the mantle of the White Wolf. As with the greatest literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for my time as Geralt and with excitement to see Liam’s take on this fascinating and nuanced man. Liam good sir this character has such wonderful depth, he enjoys diving in and seeing what you can find.