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Percy Jackson Star Logan Lerman Replacing Henry Cavill in James Gunn’s Young Superman Movie? DC CEO Debunks Rumors: “I don’t know who that is”

Percy Jackson Star Logan Lerman Replacing Henry Cavill in James Gunn's Young Superman Movie? DC CEO Debunks Rumors: "I don't know who that is"

DC Studio’s new CEOs are brewing a new superhero movie which will surely make you very excited about the release. They are writing the story of your favorite Superman, but there is a new angle to it, as it focuses on his younger life. The announcement of the Young Superman has made fans thrilled as a younger version of the superhero has not been covered vividly. As the production is under the DC Studio, it was expected that Man of Steel star Henry Cavill will play the lead. As per the latest update, the actor will not reprise his role in the movie.

Young Superman
Young Superman

James Gunn’s Young Superman Details

The script for the new Superman movie is being written by the studio’s new co-head James Gunn. The movie was announced in December 2022. As per the reports, the story will focus on young Clark Kent and his initial day at Metropolis. The CEO of DC Studios shared the news that the actor Henry Cavill will not return as Superman for the movie. Cavill also confirmed the news on social media as he revealed the new Superman movie. He said in the post,

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

“For those who have been by my side through the years…we can mourn for a bit, but then we must remember…Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will.”

Also read- “He’s merely younger”: James Gunn Reveals Key Details For DCU’s Younger Superman After Forcing Henry Cavill to Retire From Man of Steel 2

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James Gunn also took to Twitter to talk about his new and exciting project. He wrote, “Peter [Safran] and I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over the moon about.” He added, “Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life.”


Gunn and Safran met with Cavill recently, and they talked about several exciting possibilities for them to work together with DC in the future.

Also read- James Gunn Teases DCU Batman Will Be a Mentor to a Young Superman Like Arrowverse’s Green Arrow Was to The Flash: “Batman MIGHT be a couple years older than Superman”

Logan Lerman To Replace Henry Cavill in Young Superman? Latter reacts

Since it is confirmed, Henry Cavill will not be part of the movie, fans are speculating about who could be the young Superman. There are rumors about Percy Jackson star Logan Lerman may portray the role. In a recent tweet, Co-CEO James Gun replies to a tweet that the auditions have not started. He said that he has not talked to any actor, and presently he is making private lists and prepping material for auditions.

Logan Lerman
Logan Lerman

On being asked if The Vanishing of Sidney Hall actor Logan Lerman is the top choice for young Spiderman, Gunn’s reply was quite astounding. He wrote,

“For the record, I don’t know who that is.”

The tweet has been taken in a bad light by the twitteratis. They called his comment rude. Some reactions include-


James Gunn later posted an explanation of his tweet as he said has not taken a dig at the actor. He wrote-

The young Superman movie casting is yet to begin and the movie is slated to be released in 2024.

Also read- Dave Bautista Supports Marvel Colleague James Gunn for Kicking Henry Cavill Out of DCU for a Younger Superman Actor: “You need to start with younger actors”

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