James Gunn has been making headlines ever since he grabbed the chair of co-CEO in the DC studios. Gunn has made some major decisions in an effort to bring back the lost glory of DCU. Gunn has well established himself as a successful filmmaker by creating films like the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, The Suicide Squad, and much more. One of the things that set Gunn apart from other filmmakers is his willingness to take risks and push boundaries. And the filmmaker proved this by reshaping the entire DCU, by introducing some major changes that have resulted in a major backlash from the public.
The Suicide Squad maker had made several controversial decisions which included the cancellation of Wonder Woman 3, the dual role of Jason Momoa in the DCU, and much more. But the most shocking decision amid all this hustle was surely the exit of Henry Cavill.
Henry Cavill’s Exit From DCU
Henry Cavill is a prominent actor, who is well known for delivering hit movies. Cavill increased his fanbase on an exponential scale by playing the role of Superman. Cavill first played the role of Superman in 2013, Man of Steel, and has since reprised the character on multiple occasions. Cavill’s depiction of Superman was loved by the fans. Gunn and Safran’s decision to kick Cavill out has taken fans by surprise and invited serious criticism.
Gunn justified his decision to kick the Man of Steel star out by marking that the new DCU requires a young Superman to reshape the franchise. Gunn shared that the new superman movie will focus on the initial phases of Superman but will surely not be the origin story, as a result, his vision of Superman demands a fresh young face.
James Gunn On Casting Of New Superman
After the exit of Cavill, the internet has been filled with fan-casting of the new Superman. There were several reports which claimed the names of actors who are on Gunn’s priority list. James Gunn clarified all such rumors by stating that he hasn’t auditioned even a single actor to fill the void left by Cavill. Gunn replied to a tweet that claimed that the unnamed new actor is in the final stages to get finalized as the new superman. But Gunn’s tweet not only clarified such false rumors but also revealed that Gunn is making a private list of actors while preparing the material for their auditions.
Not true. Haven’t had a single talk with a single actor about the role. Just making private lists, prepping material for auditions. https://t.co/uvUaqCobaT
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 30, 2023
It looks like fans still need to wait for quite some time before they get to know the new Superman. Gunn’s tweet indicated that the auditions for the new Superman have not even begun, debunking all fake confirmations. It will be interesting to see who will grab the red cape to become the new Superman.