After Henry Cavill, James Gunn’s Superman Legacy Reportedly Recasting Another DC Hero

Sasha Calle's Supergirl is also getting replaced in Superman: Legacy!

Henry Cavill is not the only actor getting replaced!

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  • David Corenswet has been chosen to replace Cavill as the younger actor for the role of Superman, and there will be other recasts for other iconic actors and characters in the future.
  • Sasha Calle, who played Supergirl in The Flash, will also not be returning to reprise her role in the new movie.
  • According to reports, the casting for her character has not been confirmed yet.
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Henry Cavill was one of the biggest actors to have been a part of the DC Universe back when Zack Snyder was the director. With iconic movies like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the character of Superman was well-loved by the people.

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Although it wasn’t just the character but also the actor. Henry Cavill found love from all over the world for his portrayal as Superman. After his replacement, it seems that another beloved actress will also not be reprising her role as Supergirl in James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy.

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Gal Gadot with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in Superman vs Batman: Dawn Of Justice
Gal Gadot with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in Superman vs Batman: Dawn Of Justice

Henry Cavill Is Not The Only Actor Getting Replaced!

With Cavill being replaced by David Corenswet, the world erupted into chaos. Wanting a much younger actor for the role of Superman, James Gunn decided to replace Cavill with Corenswet. Since the DCU is just on the verge of making, there are plenty of recasts for some iconic actors and characters.

Sasha Calle as Supergirl
Sasha Calle as Supergirl

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Talking about his upcoming magnum opus, James Gunn is busy with the making of Superman: Legacy. Since Henry Cavill will not be a part of the upcoming movie, there are reports that Sasha Calle will not be reprising the role of Supergirl in Superman: Legacy. According to Daniel RPK, Supergirl will indeed appear in Superman: Legacy but the casting for Sasha Calle will not be a part of it.

Alongside these reports, Henry Cavill does have quite an incredible dedication to the role of Superman. Stating that there is a curse and a boon to playing Superman, here’s what Cavill had to say about the character.

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Henry Cavill Is Cursed And Blessed With Superman

Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill on the sets of Man of Steel
Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill on the sets of Man of Steel

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During the promotion of the 2013 movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Henry Cavill talked about how there was a curse and a boon to portraying the role of Superman in the DCEU. In an interview with The Guardian, the actor revealed that he has to maintain his body everywhere.

“There’s a blessing in being Superman. You get more attention. But there’s also a curse, which is that you’d better f–king look like Superman any time you need to get your kit off.”

Although Superman will indeed feel different without Henry Cavill, the world is indeed awaiting what a new Supergirl could do in the DCU. As per the recent reports, Superman: Legacy is slated for a release date of 11 July 2025.

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Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.