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James Gunn Reportedly Seriously Considering Former Disney Child Star Pierson Pierson Fodé as Henry Cavill’s Replacement in Superman: Legacy – “Gunn liked what he saw”

James Gunn Reportedly Seriously Considering Former Disney Child Star Pierson Pierson Fodé as Henry Cavill's Replacement in Superman: Legacy - "Gunn liked what he saw"

James Gunn is a highly acclaimed and influential figure in the world of filmmaking. With his unique vision, creative storytelling, and knack for blending genres, Gunn has carved a way for himself in the industry. Known for his contributions to the superhero genre, particularly through his work on the Guardians of the Galaxy films, he has gained widespread recognition and praise.

Gunn didn’t stop there and marked his presence in the DCU with his commendable direction in The Suicide Squad. It looks like switching to DCU came out to be a good idea as the maker of the Super got promoted to the chair of co-CEO in the DCU. Gunn took some major calls to reestablish the modern DCU. The result of these new decisions resulted in the exit of Henry Cavill, leaving the cape of Superman all alone. But it looks like Pierson Fodé has grabbed the attention of the Slither director for the vacant role of the new Superman. 

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James Gunn

The Exit Of Henry Cavill From DCU

The arrival of new co-CEOs came in handy with some shocking decisions, which included the exit of Henry Cavill from the franchise. Cavill made his debut in DC studios in the 2013 movie, Man of Steel. Fans loved the performance of The Witcher star in the superhero franchise, and Cavill went ahead to reprise his role on several other occasions. 

But sadly with this renovation of the DCU, Cavill lost his superhero role. James Gunn backed his decision to remove the Enola Holmes star by stating that his vision of Superman demands a young face to justify his long-term plans. The co-CEO of DCU also shared that the new movie Superman: Legacy, will cover the initial arcs of Superman’s life but will not be the origin story.

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Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman

Pierson Fodé Has Grabbed The Attention Of James Gunn For The Role Of Superman

Pierson Fodé is a talented actor who has captured the attention of audiences with his charismatic presence and versatile performances. Rising to fame through his role on the popular soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, Fodé has showcased his acting prowess and earned a dedicated following. With a charming personality, and appearances in superhero-related projects, including the 2020 episode of Supergirl, many believe that the Jessie actor has the potential to justify the role of Superman. 

According to sources, the MDMA star caught Gunn’s attention with a self-tape audition that showcased his Clark Kent on a farm in Moses Lake. Reportedly, Fodé’s performance has impressed James Gunn.

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Pierson Fodé
Pierson Fodé

While Pierson Fodé’s potential casting as Superman in Superman: Legacy has generated buzz, it’s important to note that no official decisions have been announced. As fans eagerly await further updates, it remains to be seen who will ultimately take on the iconic role of Superman in this highly anticipated film.

Source: Variety 

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