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James Gunn Refuses to Cast Anyone as Superman Now After Henry Cavill’s Retirement From DCU, Promises Big Announcement for Fans

James Gunn Refuses to Cast Anyone as Superman Now After Henry Cavill’s Retirement From Dcu

Henry Cavill first played the role of Superman in Man of Steel in 2013, just as the DC universe was expanding. And on the latest DC movie Black Adam, he returned to play his role as Superman in the post-credit scenes. This was supposed to be a new start for Henry Cavill’s Superman.

As DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran laid out a new road map for the universe, Henry Cavill has made it official that he will not be returning to play his role as Superman, at least not in the near future.

Henry Cavill's Superman
Henry Cavill’s Superman

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James Gunn on Superman Casting

James Gunn has made it clear that the casting for Superman or any other character has not been completed. Gunn says that after the script is completed or when it is close to being completed, he shall step into the matter of casting. Gunn also reveals that a young Superman is being written which indicates that the actor to play this role will also be comparatively young.

“My thoughts are no one has been cast as Superman yet. Casting, as is almost always the case with me, will happen after the script is finished or close to finished, and it isn’t. We’ll announce a few things in not too long, but the casting of Superman won’t be one of them.” 

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

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There were rumors going around that Jacob Elordi could be playing the new Superman but it was quickly shut down by James Gunn who further states that an announcement will be made shortly related to these matters but the casting of Superman will not be in the announcement.

However, James Gunn in his Twitter post also added an emoji of a merman which may indicate something about Aquaman. And according to a news report made by The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Momoa too will not return for a new Aquaman movie after Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom due to some disagreements he had with the executives of the DC Studios.

Dwayne Johnson has also revealed that he will not return to play the role of Black Adam in the DC Universe just after being introduced.

A Complete DCEU Reboot

After Zack Snyder left the DC Universe there haven’t been many positive reviews, though Snyder tried to create a better universe with future projects, he ultimately left in 2016. So, Joss Whedon was further appointed to finish the project Snyder was working on, the Justice League, which without a doubt was one of the biggest DCEU failures.

James Gunn
James Gunn

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So when Zack Snyder released Zack Snyder’s Justice League back in 2021, it received much positive criticism and remarks. The DC Universe was heading nowhere with these and because of the repetitive failures, James Gunn and Peter Safran were appointed as the new heads of DC Studios.

After some time, James Gunn introduced us to the DCEU Bible, which has the next ten years planned out for this universe and has complete control of how the plot will go and which actors will be given which roles to play. James Gunn also wants to introduce more characters in the universe and not play around with the established ones. This is one of the many reasons a DC reboot is required because with proper planning DCEU can come out on top.

Source: Twitter

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 100 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.