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“They tried to fool the whole world by saying Henry was back”: James Gunn Allegedly Never Wanted Henry Cavill in DCU, Admits He Ignored Man of Steel 2 to Write Superman Legacy 

"They tried to fool the whole world by saying Henry was back": James Gunn Allegedly Never Wanted Henry Cavill in DCU, Admits He Ignored Man of Steel 2 to Write Superman Legacy 

Hold onto your capes because we’ve got some super news sending shockwaves through the DCEU fandom! James Gunn, the director of the upcoming film The Suicide Squad, allegedly never wanted Henry Cavill in the DCEU, despite recent reports of his return as Superman.

This news has left fans with many questions, particularly about the role of creative control in the DCEU and the motivations behind casting choices. After all, Cavill’s return as Superman was a major source of excitement for many fans, so the revelation that he may not have been wanted in the first place has left some feeling a little betrayed.

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James Gunn
James Gunn

The DCEU has had a rocky history, with various directorial changes and creative disagreements leading to mixed critical and commercial reception for its films. Many fans are still hoping for a satisfying portrayal of Superman in the franchise, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that the character’s future may not be as clear-cut as we thought.

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According to sources, Gunn has been working on a separate Superman project titled #SupermanLegacy for over six months, completely ignoring the possibility of a Man of Steel 2 in the process. So, what does this mean for Cavill’s supposed to return? Well, it’s all up in the air at the moment. There’s no telling if he will appear in #SupermanLegacy or if his return was simply a PR move by the higher-ups.


This begs the question: what’s happening behind the scenes at the DCEU? Is it all about generating hype and making money, or is there a genuine desire to tell compelling stories with these beloved characters? It’s a complicated issue and one that fans will likely be debating for a long time to come.

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Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors of conflicts behind the scenes of the DCEU. From reports of studio meddling to allegations of creative clashes between filmmakers, there’s been no shortage of drama in the franchise’s history. It’s clear that balancing creative control and fan expectations in franchise filmmaking is no easy feat, and the DCEU is no exception.

The Fate Of Superman in The DCEU

Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill as Superman

Ultimately, the fate of Superman in the DCEU remains in the air. While it’s disappointing that James Gunn allegedly never wanted Henry Cavill in the franchise, fans can still hope for a satisfying portrayal of the character. After all, there have been plenty of surprises and twists in the DCEU’s history, and it’s always possible that things could change.

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It’s also worth remembering that the DCEU is just one part of a larger tapestry of superhero stories in film and television. While fans may be invested in the franchise and its characters, there are plenty of other options for those looking for a different take on the superhero genre.

The news that James Gunn allegedly never wanted Henry Cavill in the DCEU has left fans with many questions and uncertainty. Whether or not Cavill will appear in #SupermanLegacy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: fans will be keeping a close eye on this story as it develops.

Source: Twitter

Written by Mabel Andrady

Mabel, aka MJ, is a FandomWire Sr. Writer, pop-culture fanatic, and an MA in Health Demography holder. When she's not indulging in her guilty pleasure of penning everything Hollywood, Marvel & DC, she writes academic essays on COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS. With 2500+ articles published online, she brings a unique twist to entertainment writing. A jack-of-all-trades, MJ enjoys movies, writes/acts in plays, writes music, and dreams of being a successful actress. She offers a fresh perspective, making her writing a must-read for those seeking knowledge and entertainment.