After Black Adam finally hit the theatres after a long-awaited time, it brought with it new hope for the DCU through a familiar face. Henry Cavill made his return as Superman in the mid-credits scene of the movie. This made fans of the OG superhero jump out of their seats and they were quite excited to see where DCU takes his arc next.
After his Black Adam cameo, Henry Cavill was supposedly all set to make another cameo in The Flash, having already filmed a part of it back in September. However now, according to a source all of that is currently being rethought of. Henry Cavill might not be seen in the upcoming film starring Ezra Miller.
Henry Cavill Might Not Be Seen in The Flash
There’s no doubt to the fact that Henry Cavill returning as Superman was a pretty big deal. His cameo was met with a bunch of fan theories and speculations about where the red cape-donning character will head next. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has something to say about it and it doesn’t seem to be looking good for fans of Cavill’s Superman.
According to THR’s sources, Cavill’s apparent cameo in the upcoming 2023 flick, The Flash might be erased from the books completely. Sources stated that there is currently a debate going on back at the DC studios on whether the cameo should be kept or not. This comes after it was reported that the Man of Steel actor had already shot a part of his cameo in September.
Apparently, the reason behind the ongoing debate is fake promises. The studios do not want to show something in the movie which will ignite further hope in the fans and will promise something the studios have no plans on acting upon. However, there is no need to panic as of now, as an insider has stated that whatever confusion is going on at the studios has been all talk till now. No plans have been finalized and the fate of The Flash is still a bit hazy.
Supergirl Replaces Superman
On top of all the hype surrounding The Flash, fans were ecstatic to know that the movie will be taking on the iconic Flashpoint storyline. The storyline shows Ezra Miller’s character, Barry Allen, traveling back in time to save his mother. The teaser shown at the 2021 DC FanDome showed a glimpse into this plot.
The teaser also showed Sasha Calle’s introduction as Supergirl and now, it seems like Calle’s Supergirl will be replacing Cavill’s Superman in the movie. The much-loved Michael Keaton will also be seen reprising his role as Batman in the movie.
While Cavill had taken to his Instagram to post about his return after Black Adam, all excited to be reprising his role as Superman, it was before James Gunn and Peter Safran had any solid plans about DCU’s future. However, now with them starting to put it all together, it seems like the DCU is up for a total and complete reboot. If the rumors are to be believed, Ben Affleck is cut from Aquaman 2, Wonder Woman 3 is canceled, Jason Momoa is no longer Aquaman and will instead play Lobo, and of course, Cavill’s return as Superman is short-lived.
It seems like the Gunn-Safran duo is erasing anything and everything related to the Snyderverse. Is DCU headed toward a complete reboot?
The Flash would release on the 16th of June, 2023.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter