“He waited all this time, then he was excited”: Hate for James Gunn Continues as Fans Claim He “Totally Disrespected” Henry Cavill by Kicking Him Out of DCU

Hate for James Gunn Continues as Fans Claim He Totally Disrespected Henry Cavill by Kicking Him Out of DCU

The Man of Steel actor, Henry Cavill was removed from the role of Superman after Zack Snyder left DCU. But in the latest DCU movie Black Adam, Henry Cavill made his comeback as Superman with a post on social media that stated, “I am back as Superman”.

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But as new bosses were appointed to DCU by Warner Bros. Discovery, namely James Gunn and Peter Safran, they wanted to sever all connections of the Justice League made by Zack Snyder. Henry Cavill was forced to exit only 5 weeks after his appearance in Black Adam. 

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

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Henry Cavill’s Reappearance as Superman in DCU

Henry Cavill‘s role as Superman was seen in the post-credit scene of Dwayne Johnson‘s Black Adam after a long-awaited time. The Man of Steel actor posted on social media sharing


“I wanted to wait until the weekend was over before posting this because I wanted to give you all a chance to watch Black Adam, But now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman…

A very small taste of what’s to come, my friends. The dawn of hope renewed. Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded.”

Henry Cavill as Superman in Black Adam
Henry Cavill as Superman in Black Adam

The Witcher actor first played the role of Superman nearly a decade ago in 2013’s Man of Steel and then again in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). In 2017’s Justice League, he made his final appearance as the caped crusader before eventually ending his stint with a brief post-credit cameo in Black Adam. But since Warner Bros. decided to part ways with Zack Snyder, Cavill seemed to have been caught in the middle.


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James Gunn: New Boss Appointed to DCU

James Gunn and Henry Cavill's Superman
James Gunn and Henry Cavill’s Superman

James Gunn was appointed as the new boss of DCU by Warner Bros. Discovery as DC was facing major issues with its irregular and unstable performances. Gunn plans to recreate the whole DC Comics canon and has written the DCU Bible that has the next 10 years planned out for the franchise.

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Now with this decision being put in place, he also removed Zack Snyder’s Superman played by Cavill. While James Gunn has confirmed that he has no qualms about Cavill, hate for Gunn continues as the Superman actor will not be returning to play Clark Kent. But considering how DC is branching out into the multiverse, there always remains a possibility of seeing Cavill’s version return in some alternate timeline arc.

Henry Cavill last appeared in Black Adam, which is now available for streaming on HBO Max.


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