As the new DC Universe continues to take shape, another branch of the old has been pruned by the franchise’s new, fearless leaders, one we honestly least expected – Henry Cavill’s superman.
In October, Henry Cavill announced his return to the role of Superman, even appearing in the mid-credit scene of Black Adam, much to the elation of fans. Now, barely two months after, it has been revealed that Cavill will not be continuing as the last son of krypton as the new heads of DC have other plans for the character.
James Gunn, one of the new heads of the DC Universe took to Twitter yesterday to reveal the studio’s plans to focus on a younger version of the character hinting at a recast being imminent.
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Henry Cavill also shared the news of his departure on Instagram. He wrote,
“I have had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’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 involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes.”
“For those who have been by my side through the years…we cab mourn for a bit, but then we must remember… Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, onwards and Upwards.”
Cavill, now the second to exit the new DC Universe after Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, sure does heighten the curiosity of fans as to what new heads, James Gunn and Peter Safran have planned for the DCU’s future.