It was a sad day for DC fans. James Gunn took to Twitter this week to announce that he and DC Studios Co-President Peter Safran have finalized a new DC film slate and would announce more information in the new year. Gunn also shared new information regarding a new Superman film that would be focused on a younger Clark Kent as a reporter in his early days of being Superman. As a result, Cavill will not be returning to the role.
Henry Cavill confirmed the news on his Instagram account, writing “I have just had an interview with James Gunn and Peter Safran. And it’s sad news, everyone, I will, after all, not be returning as Superman.“
Cavill said that he was told by the studio to announce his return back in October, but this was before James Gunn and Peter Safran were hired to lead DC. It had been reported that Cavill’s future as the Man of Steel was not as secure as it was when he announced his return. Henry Cavill did confirm, however, that there were plans for a Man of Steel sequel, but those plans changed when Gunn and Safran were hired.
It would seem that Warner Bros may be saying “Good Knight” to the Snyderverse, along with the news that Wonder Woman 3 would not be moving forward, something film director Patty Jenkins confirmed on Twitter recently.
Gunn has already revealed that Superman was his biggest priority for DC and that he is writing the script, but he will not be directing the new film.
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