James Gunn Announced That He Will Be The New Superman Instead Of Henry Cavill

James Gunn Announced That He Will Be The New Superman Instead Of Henry Cavill

Updated on December 17, 2022 12:02 PM by Anna P

New Feature Film About Superman 

Things are heating up in Metropolis as DC Studios co-head James Gunn announced he was writing a new feature film about Superman. In step with the new project, James Gunn has also opened up that Henry Cavill will not return as the hero.

Peter & he have a DC Studios slate ready to go, which they couldn’t be more over the moon about; they will be able to share some exciting information about their first projects at the beginning of the new year, the director-turned-label-chief tweeted Wednesday evening.

Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, their story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill. But they just had a great meeting with Henry, and they are big fans and talked about many exciting possibilities to work together in the future.

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Henry Cavill Confirmed The News 

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Sources close to DC Studios told Variety that James Gunn, his co-president Peter Safran and Henry Cavill met recently and are all energized to find something in the comic book universe for Henry Cavill to tackle.

Henry Cavill shared his statement on Instagram, where he confirmed that he would not be reprising the role of Superman in a new movie. 

It’s sad news. He will not be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce his return in October, it isn’t easy. He respects James Gunn and Peter. He wishes them and all involved with the new universe.

Also Read: Henry Cavill doesn't want to return as Superman due to the constant changes

James Gunn As New Superman 

Do you know who will be the new Superman? Yeah, James Gunn. The script will focus on the character’s life as a cub reporter in Metropolis. Variety sources said the new James Gunn project would not replace the previously announced J.J. Abrams-TaNehisi Coates Superman concept.

Henry Cavill isn’t the only star from the last DC Studios era to sit down with James Gunn and Safran. Ben Affleck, who has played Batman in numerous films for the label, recently met with the couple to discuss the possibility of directing the next DC Studios feature, among other things, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

The Superman news comes after a week of headlines following Warner Bros.'s decision not to release a new Wonder Woman movie starring Patty Jenkins. On Tuesday, Jenkins tweeted a lengthy statement saying she was open to considering anything asked of her regarding a potential third project, which was scrapped. Shortly after, James Gunn responded with support, saying to Jenkins on Twitter he could attest that all of Peter and his interactions with her were only pleasant and professional.

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