DC Studios chief James Gunn has actually exposed even more information concerning what seemed an unexpected hiring-and-firing of Man of Steel starHenry Cavill The star, who has actually played the function of Superman throughout the DC cinematic universe because 2013 and was restored with much applause for a post credits scene at the end of Black Adam, was relatively asked to dress when again prior to being tossed to one side in favor of a reboot. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter nevertheless, Gunn has actually clarified the circumstance, describing that Cavill was never ever fired, due to the fact that he was never ever worked with in the very first location.
“We didn’t fire Henry. Henry was never cast. For me, it’s about who do I want to cast as Superman and who do the filmmakers we have want to cast. And for me, for this story, it isn’t Henry.”
Henry Cavill’s Superman emerging from the fog at the end of Black Adam was plainly among the highlights of the middling DC getaway, with the star validating that he was back as Superman not long after. Sadly, just a few weeks after making the statement, the news broke that Superman will be restarted by recently selected DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran, with experts even declaring that Cavill had actually been a “pawn” in Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson’s decision to make himself the center of the franchise.
While he will not be playing Superman, Gunn had absolutely nothing however advantages to state about Cavill, and had compassion with the star for how he was dealt with by the DC franchise prior to him taking control of.
“I like Henry, I think he’s a great guy. I think he’s getting d—ed around by a lot of people, including the former regime at this company. But this Superman is not Henry [Cavill], for a number of reasons.”
Here’s hoping that things will exercise much better for whoever is selected to lead Gunn and Safran’s Superman reboot.
The Superman Reboot Will Introduce a Younger Version of the Man of Steel
When James Gunn describes “this” Superman we now understand that he is describing the restarted variation of the character due to make his launching in Superman:Legacy While Gunn has actually kept any casting options near his chest in the meantime, numerous information concerning this most current version of the Man of Steel have actually now been revealed together with the remainder of the slate for Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters.
“It’s not an origin story,” Peter Safran exposed. “It focuses on Superman balancing his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing. He is the embodiment of truth justice and the American way. He is kindness in a world that thinks that kindness as old-fashioned.”
With Henry Cavill now approaching 40, it stands to factor that he can not continue to use the cape as a much more youthful variation of the renowned character. Still, while Gunn definitely sounds understanding to Cavill and how his period as Superman ended so unceremoniously, fans of the star are not likely to calmed by any of this. For now, a minimum of.
Superman: Legacy is now set up for release on July, 11, 2025.