“James Gunn does not like Henry Cavill”: DC CEO Accused of Shutting Down Man of Steel 2 Due to Rocky Off-Screen Relationship With Henry Cavill

DC CEO Accused of Shutting Down Man of Steel 2 Due to Rocky Off-Screen Relationship With Henry Cavill
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The future of the DCU is one of the hottest topics on the Internet right now. Since it was announced that James Gunn is looking forward to rebooting the whole universe, fans have been widely divided. Although the studio didn’t spark any recasting rumors, Gunn faced an intense backlash. Amidst all this, the co-CEO of DC is now accused of hating Henry Cavill. Even after he was quick to deny the accusation, the YouTuber Joshua Lucas is convinced about it.

James Gunn
James Gunn

The return of Cavill’s caped Kryptonian was one of the most anticipated events among DCU fans. Their wish was also fulfilled by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who brought Henry Cavill back in his Black Adam. But soon after the Man of Steel 2 reports started to headline everywhere, various sources cited that James Gunn will likely reboot the universe, therefore, canceling the whole SnyderVerse started by Zack Snyder and trashing numerous planned projects.

Also Read: “Zack Snyder will never work at DC again”: James Gunn Canceling Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 3 Sparks a Fan Debate Over Snyder’s Return


James Gunn is accused of hating Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill might not return in Man Of Steel 2
Henry Cavill as Superman

In a recent tweet by YouTuber Joshua Lucas who owns the channel The Den of Nerds, he accused James Gunn of hating Henry Cavill. What followed after is a series of tweets and replies between the YouTuber and the CEO who claimed that it is outright false.

Finally, the Peacemaker director lost his cool and put an end to the conversation with a reply that immediately impressed his fans.


Gunn has also reportedly scrapped the entire script of Wonder Woman 3 by Patty Jenkins and it is highly unlikely that the director will opt for another take. But that doesn’t mean the end of the Gal Gadot era as the Amazonian. James Gunn has repeatedly stated to not believe in any rumor now as nobody but he and Peter Safran are only the bearers of knowledge about the future of the studio.

Although the Twitter altercation with Joshua Lucas somewhat saw an end here, a reply from The Suicide Squad director to a fan indicated a very bright future for Superman.

Also Read: “We know we are not going to make every single person happy”: James Gunn Breaks Silence on Scrapping the Snyderverse, Teases Henry Cavill Returning For Man of Steel 2 Amidst Wonder Woman 3 Cancelation


James Gunn knows the importance of Superman

Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021).
Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League

The controversies related to the Guardians of the Galaxy fame and Henry Cavill were fueled after a report also stated that a Henry Cavill cameo in The Flash is absent from the final cut of the movie. This raised panic among the fans who suspect that the British actor’s future in the studio as the Man of Steel might be in jeopardy.

Also Read: “How dare he give the fans what they want?”: The Rock Gets Massive Fan Support Amidst James Gunn Canceling Black Adam Sequel as WB Unhappy With Actor For Bringing in Henry Cavill

It must be remembered that Gunn knows very well about the importance of Superman in DCU. It also resonated in his tweet to a fan who wanted to know a clear answer on the future of the Kryptonian.


Although some fans might argue that he mentioned Superman’s importance and not Henry Cavill’s which might hint at a bleak fate for The Witcher actor. Besides, he also clearly stated that this time he would return for a long term in the DCU following his appearance in Black Adam which makes it more surprising.

Now it is only upon James Gunn to let us know what is actually cooking in the studio and if they are really planning to recast some of them if not all. They are reported to reveal their 10-year plan at the start of 2023.


Source: Twitter

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.