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‘Cavill bet on the wrong horse again’: Fans Convinced Henry Cavill Has Terrible Luck Choosing Projects after James Gunn Reveals WB Planned To Kick Cavill Out Before Gunn Became DC CEO

'Cavill bet on the wrong horse again': Fans Convinced Henry Cavill Has Terrible Luck Choosing Projects after James Gunn Reveals WB Planned To Kick Cavill Out Before Gunn Became DC CEO

The last few months have been tumultuous for both the DC universe and Henry Cavill after he got snubbed away from his iconic roles. Not long after Cavill marked his grand return in the role of Superman through the post-credit scene of Black Adam, the actor was eventually axed from his iconic role.

Even though fans initially thought it was because of the change in leadership, it appears that it wasn’t James Gunn’s fault. And it seems that even before James Gunn took the command of DCU, WB didn’t consider Cavill in the bigger picture after his return in Black Adam.

Also read: “It’s going to be really tough on this guy”: Superman Director Richard Donner Had Predicted Henry Cavill Won’t Have it Easy After Man of Steel, Later Trashed Zack Snyder for Making the Big Blue Dark and Gritty

Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman

James Gunn was already working on Superman: Legacy before the release of Black Adam

Not long after the return of Henry Cavill as Superman in the DC universe through his Cameo in Black Adam, the Man of Steel actor was axed from the role within two months of his arrival. And although it initially appeared that it was a result of the removal of the old regime, but it seems that Cavill was never considered in the bigger picture, to begin with.

In a recent tweet, James Gunn revealed that there was no Man of Steel 2 in the works and he was already associated with the Superman: Legacy project long before the release of Black Adam.

And it has led people to believe that WB never had any bigger plans for Cavill’s Superman and even before James Gunn became the new CEO of DC, he knew that Cavill has no future in the new DCU.

Also read: “There are all manner of different things that can be done”: Zachary Levi Teases His Shazam Might Return for Kingdom Come Amidst Fan Uproar to Bring Back Henry Cavill’s Superman

James Gunn was hired to write Superman: Legacy before Black Adam
James Gunn was hired for hired to write Superman: Legacy before Black Adam

Fans blame WB’s mismanagement and Henry Cavill’s luck for his axing from the role

Fans have been pretty furious since the axing of Cavill from the role of Superman and denounced James Gunn for the situation. But it seems that James Gunn was already deep into his project of delivering a new Superman even before he was the CEO and Cavill’s Cameo in Black Adam had no eventual purpose to serve. And fans are convinced that the eventual result was a culmination of WB’s mismanagement and Cavill’s terrible luck with choosing projects.

Also read: “I think we are in dark days of movie making”: Superman Director Richard Donner Absolutely Hated Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel, Blamed Zack Snyder for Deconstructing Him Into Extremely Realistic Version

Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder's Justice League
Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder’s Justice League


Superman: Legacy is set to release on 11 July 2025.

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Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 200 articles.