With the recent departure from the DCU, Henry Cavill created his own cinematic universe based on the Warhammer 40,000 game. The removal of Henry Cavill was both shocking and saddening to hear since it was a mere month ago that he had given a cameo in Black Adam.
Following the incident, there are rumors that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson used Henry Cavill as a pawn to promote Black Adam since he was never given a written contract!
Henry Cavill Was Never Given A Written Contract!
The future that James Gunn and Peter Safran have charted for the DCU involves a younger Superman for the role. The above statement was cited as the reason for the sad departure of Henry Cavill’s Superman when he exited the DCU.
So what was the reason behind the numerous cameos and promises that they owed to Henry Cavill when they brought him back? Well…it was all verbal. Henry Cavill appeared and officially announced his return to the DCU when he starred in a cameo in Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam. According to several sources, Henry Cavill was used as nothing but a pawn by Dwayne Johnson to pull in audiences for the film that was 15 years in the making.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, several insiders talked about Cavill being used as a pawn and how the actor was never given a written agreement.
“In the end, he was a pawn in Dwayne’s failed attempt to control a piece of DC,”
Henry Cavill was paid $250,000 for the cameo that he starred in in Black Adam and had further shot a cameo for the upcoming DC’s The Flash. As per insiders, the cameo of Cavill and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman were both removed due to changes in the DCU. Amidst all of this chaos. Henry Cavill was reportedly never given a written contract but only a verbal agreement!
James Gunn Defends His Involvement In Henry Cavill Case
Following the removal of Henry Cavill, many fans took to Twitter to accuse James Gunn of using him as an excuse to rake in millions for Black Adam. Although Dwayne Johnson has not yet made a remark against the move, James Gunn defended himself from these accusations.
It is a habit of James Gunn to reply to many of the people that ask him on Twitter. Among these, Gunn replied to a post that accused him of using Henry Cavill. The Guardians of the Galaxy director defended the events and said that the inclusion of Cavill occurred before James Gunn.
“Everything with Black Adam happened before I was around.”
Henry Cavill went on to create a Warhammer Cinematic Universe along with his girlfriend and long-time partner Natalie Viscuso. The universe will be supported by Amazon Prime studios and will stay true to the lore of the game (as promised by Cavill).
Black Adam is available to stream on HBO Max.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter