Henry Cavill will not return as Superman

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Just two months after Henry Cavill announced he was returning to the role of Superman, and subsequently departed from Netflix’s The Witcher series, the actor shared that he won’t actually be playing the DC superhero again. The news comes as James Gunn announced his first Superman project, which would focus on the hero in his younger years.

In his first big move since taking over the helm of the DC Cinematic Universe, James Gunn will write a Superman prequel that will follow a young Clark Kent during his time as a reporter for the Daily Planet, according to reports. the hollywood reporter.

“In the early stages, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill,” Gunn explained. “But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re huge fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future.”

The news was confirmed by Cavill in an Instagram post, who expressed his disappointment at the decision, noting that “he had been told by the studio to announce my return in October, prior to his hire.” Cavill’s version of the meeting sounds a bit more conclusive, as the actor says that “he’s not coming back as Superman after all.”

The news will come as a disappointment to fans who were hoping to see Cavill return as Superman in the near future, after he appeared in Black Adam’s post-credits scene.

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