The end has come for Henry Cavill’s run as Superman.
The announcement that the actor, now 39 years old, will not be returning to his role as the well-known superhero was made public on Wednesday via Instagram.
In his message, he stated that he “just had a meeting” with James Gunn and Peter Safran, who are co-chairmen and co-chief executive officers of DC Studios.
It’s unfortunate news for everyone, stated Cavill in his email. “After careful consideration, I have decided that I will not be returning as Superman.”
In addition, Cavill stated that “after being told by the studio to announce my comeback back in October, prior to their recruitment, this news isn’t the easiest,” but that “that’s life.”
After appearing in Black Adam in an uncredited cameo role, Henry Cavill reassured fans in October that he would be returning to the role of Superman.
In a post he made on Instagram on Wednesday, he revealed that he had “respect” for Gunn and Safran’s choice not to bring him back, saying that “The changing of the guard is something that happens.” respect” for Gunn and Safran’s decision not to bring him back. That has my respect. James and Peter are tasked with creating a universe. I want to wish them and everyone else connected with the new universe the luckiest of fortunes and the most wonderful of happy endings.”
Cavill, who took on the role of Superman for the first time in 2013, concluded by expressing his gratitude to his devoted fans. In his writing, “We have a little bit of time to grieve, but then we have to keep in mind that… Superman is still around. Everything that he stands for is still with us now, and the examples that he demonstrates for us are still available.”
He stated that even though it was not his “time to wear the cape” anymore, he still thinks that “what Superman stands for never will pass away.”
In conclusion, he said, “It’s been a fantastic voyage with you all. Onwards and upwards.”
As Gunn was speaking about the future of the Superman franchise on Twitter, he also made the announcement that the franchise will continue without Cavill in the starring role.
“Peter and I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over the moon about,” wrote Gunn, saying that he and Safran will be offering an update at the beginning of the next year.”
“One of the candidates under consideration is Superman. Because the beginning of our story will concentrate on a more formative period in Superman’s life, Henry Cavill will not be cast in the role of the Man of Steel when we first begin production “he added.
Gunn has stated that this is not the end of his and Safran’s professional relationship with the actor Henry Cavill, despite the fact that Cavill will no longer be playing the role of Superman.
“But we just had a terrific meeting with Henry, and we’re big admirers, and we talked about a number of exciting opportunities to work together in the future,” he said. “But we just had a great meeting with Henry.”
Later on, Gunn stated that the new project is a movie and that he had been working on the script “for a long.” However, he disclosed that he had a conversation with Ben Affleck “because he wants to direct, and we want him to direct; we just have to find the appropriate project.” Although the director has not been selected just yet, he said that Affleck expressed interest in helming the film.
When asked if the movie is an “origin movie,” Gunn responded “No way” to the question.