Henry Cavill’s return to the DC Universe was like finally seeing the light of dawn after a long vigorous stroll in the dark. His cameo in Black Adam brought hope to so many fans as well as the actor himself who has also claimed on multiple occasions as to how much he loves the character.
While negotiations for a contract for the actor had been underway, fans had been patiently waiting for any concrete news regarding Cavill’s return and what the DCU might have in store for them. However, it may not look as bright as once anticipated as now reports claim that Henry Cavill might be out of the DCU completely.
Henry Cavill Is Out Of The DCU Once Again
After a long line of negotiations, Henry Cavill leaving The Witcher due to his busy schedule, and Man of Steel 2 being greenlit, it would seem as if all of that quite quickly came crumbling down as reports state that he will not be returning as the character. As excited as everyone had been, this news is like a shocking revelation to the fans. James Gunn regarded that to make the ideal DCU vision, the input and wants of the audience are just as important.
Gunn’s direction for the DCU may seem brutal at first, but upon further inspection, it makes sense as to why he would be forced to make such a decision. An important aspect of what ties the DCU to the DCEU is the Snyderverse. As much as they would want to run away from it, something or the other would always linger and hold them back from moving on.
Essentially, Zack Snyder’s influence in the franchise started with Henry Cavill and Superman. So to move away from this influence and in order to give rise to a newer more structured vision, it would be wise to get rid of anything that might create controversies and remove the aspect of competing with their own selves.
Fans Do Not Like The Idea Of Henry Cavill Being Out
As expected, this news was not well received by the audience. Henry Cavill’s fans as well as Zack Snyder’s supporters have stepped forward and conveyed their disappointment after a cameo that had been hyped beyond compare.
Nah I think it’s in its rebirth phase tbh has happened before with both dc and marvel before
— Kj 🐝 (@ktgn1125) December 8, 2022
James gun is mapping out the new DC universe going forward. They are probably rebooting everything, and doing away with the Snyderverse. Personally I think the DCU needs one, you can’t keep trying to complete what Zach Snyder started.
— Hydra8400 (@SkepticHydra) December 8, 2022
Then what's the point of Black Adam?
— Danendra Helmy (@DanHelmy) December 8, 2022
Damn. Well.. he’ll be missed as Superman then
— Avengers Assemble (@assemble_heroes) December 8, 2022
HUH? WHAT? WHAT?
— Scum Fuck Chainsaw Boy (@cheemsawman) December 8, 2022
While many fans understand Gunn’s vision and how he is choosing to stop competing with Snyder, some still wish to see the actor back in his iconic role. There was no question that Cavill was a brilliant interpretation of Superman, however, the history that the DCU is trying to move on from is tied a lot with the adored actor and his role.