Cavill confirmed the news moments after James Gunn revealed that he was writing a new Superman, set in the Man of Steel’s childhood days and that Henry Cavill would not be starring with him. “I just met James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone,” wrote Cavill, who recently announced he was returning to the Cape after his cameo in Warner Bros./DC’s Black Adam. Not coming back as Superman.
”he wrote in an Instagram post, though Gunn teased that the actor might be involved in another way in the DC universe. “My turn to wear the cape has passed, but Superman never will.” “After the studio said I’d be back in October, before their hire, the news wasn’t easy, but that’s life”. wrote the actor, who was also referred to by Dwayne Johnson’s manager, Danny Garcia. Warner Bros.
Discovery boss David Zaslau held a town hall with new DC heads James Gunn & Peter Safran about the new Combined Universe. “The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that,” Cavill added. “Peter James and the Universe to Build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best and the best.
His post has already received responses from fellow DC players, Shazam’s Zachary Levi (“Hope to catch you in another universe, sir”), and Aquaman’s Jason Momoa (“Love you brother”). Cavill made his Superman debut in Zack Snyder’s 2013 Man of Steel, which grossed over $668 million at the global box office. He is Batman v. Appeared in Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Snyder directed the Caped Man again. The three films together grossed nearly $2.2 billion.