Anonymous DC Insider Hints DCEU May Bring Back Henry Cavill as Superman


The DC Extended Universe (DCEU, for short) hadn’t been a massive success for quite a long time. After the successful run of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, Warner Bros. tried to imitate the growing success of the MCU by building an interconnected DC universe. Having started the plan with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the roster gradually began to roll out. However, Snyder’s take on Superman received polarized reception, especially after Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While the modern interpretation of Superman in a realistic world might not have been liked by everyone, Henry Cavill received almost unanimous support from fans to continue as the Man of Tomorrow. But sadly, some recent developments at WB have now put Cavill’s Boy Scout career hanging.

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Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (2013)

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Is Henry Cavill Coming Back to DCEU?

The DCEU has seen some tough changes around the office recently. Zack Snyder counts as one of the major losses. His incredible vision for a Justice League trilogy went unacknowledged and was too opposed to the direction that was preferred by the production company. What should have been the third film after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017/2021) has now been left incomplete.

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Snyder’s Justice League

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With the Snyder’s Cut now out for the people to watch and criticize, it has been accepted as the better (and darker) version of the Justice League that was co-directed and released by Joss Whedon. However, with such a major project in the making, the 2021 version had to bring in actors for reshoots. Henry Cavill was visibly absent, however, and has been for 5 years since 2017.


The Flash which is getting a theatrical release in June 2023 is reportedly going to bring back Cavill’s Superman. However, with the management getting a makeover at the Warner Bros. Pictures, it is now a matter of uncertainty whether they’ll bring back the cast and characters from the previously existing DC universe or if they want to start over fresh with The Flash and recreate the Superman franchise with a reboot in DCEU.

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Henry Cavill as Superman

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Hamada and Emmerich, both of whom were in charge of the DC universe are getting replaced by Warner Bros. Discovery boss David Zaslav. An anonymous insider source from DC claims that if the vision is for a shared universe, they need to bring back Cavill and reboot the Superman franchise keeping Cavill’s Man of Steel at the center of it.

Are There Any Other Ongoing Superman Projects?

A Superman reboot film is now in the works in the interim period of the management change. With J. J. Abrams as producer, Ta-Nehisi Coates is looking for a revival of the Kryptonian son with a black actor playing the face of hope. The script is reported to keep an opening for Cavill’s return to the DCEU.


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Written by Diya

With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has nearly 1500 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh. Other skills include being the proud owner of an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists.