“It’s sad news” – The Hollywood Reporter
Henry Cavill is talking to Warner Bros.’ decided to move forward with a Superman movie that would star another actor in the lead role.
Cavill, who appeared as Superman in a cameo for this fall Black Adam after not playing hero since 2017 Alliance justice, was considered after DC Studios co-chairs and co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran informed him of the character’s change of direction. Cavill explained that his post from earlier in the year claiming he was returning as Superman was made before Warners hired Gunn and Safran.
“I just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and it’s sad news, people,” the actor posted to Instagram on Wednesday. “After all, I won’t be returning as Superman. After being notified of my return by the studio in October, before they hired, the news wasn’t the easiest, but that’s life. The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all those involved in the new universe the best of luck and happiness.”
Cavill, who announced right after the release Black Adam that he’s getting rid of the Netflix series witchwent on to say that he understands if his supporters want to “mourn a little” but the focus must be on the future of the Man of Steel.
“Superman is still here,” he continued. “My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for will never exist. It was a fun ride with all of you, onward and upward.”
Cavill’s post comes just as Gunn tweeted that he’ll be writing a new Superman movie focusing on the DC superhero’s younger years. Cavill could join another DC character in the future.
“Peter & I have a DC project up and running, which we couldn’t be more excited about; we’ll be able to share some exciting news about our first projects early in the new year,” Gunn wrote. The filmmaker added that he and Safran “had a great meeting with Henry and we’re huge fans and we talked about some exciting possibilities for working together in the future.” .”
This development comes after director Patty Jenkins shared her thoughts on Tuesday about Hollywood Reporter’her report that the studio will not proceed with her plans for Amazing Woman 3 after she submits a treatment. Jenkins wrote on Instagram that she’s not giving up on the project, explaining: “I understand there’s nothing I can do to move forward at this point.”