Henry Cavill made his debut as the Kryptonian superhero with the 2013 film Man of Steel. He starred in multiple films as Superman. Fans loved how he brought the character to life on screen. And followed by his last appearance in the 2021 film Zack Snyder’s Justice League, they have been waiting to see Cavill as Superman again. Seeing the huge fan demand, Dwayne Johnson brought him back in Black Adam and also teased a future for the character under the DC Universe.
However, everything fell apart after the new co-CEO James Gunn and Peter Safran took over DC Studios. The American filmmaker announced that the studio would introduce a young Superman, and the Justice League star would not continue to play the superhero in the new DCU. However, Cavill fans are still up for debate, as they ask the new co-CEO to bring him back after his recent tweet.
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James Gunn Shares a New Superman Image
James Gunn announced several projects under his new DCU slate. While he is planning to introduce some new characters, the new co-CEO has said that he would also focus on the popular DC characters, including Superman and Batman. His new Superman project, Superman: Legacy, is expected to be the first project to release under his new DCU slate.
And the Suicide Squad director has recently shared a new Superman image on his Twitter. The image is the cover of Action Comics #1050. Considering that the issue is pretty recent, it is assumed that Gunn would hardly take it as an inspiration for his film.
He has said that the new Superman movie would not be an origin story. Gunn has also said that he is almost done with the script of Superman: Legacy. James Gunn has said that Superman: Legacy would focus on Superman trying to balance his “Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing.”
The co-CEOs have said that the new Superman story would focus on the earlier life of Superman. And this is the reason they are not planning to continue with Henry Cavill and want to cast a younger actor in the role. However, as the co-CEO shared the new image, Cavill fans are once again demanding the return of their favorite Superman.
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Henry Cavill’s Fans Are Demanding His Return
James Gunn has been the target of DC fans since he announced Henry Cavill’s departure from the new DCU. While some have kept their trust in the Peacemaker director for the new DCU, others continue being resistant to his plan to introduce a younger Superman. And as James Gunn shared the new Superman image, they have again started asking for Cavill’s return as Superman.
Fans started demanding to bring back the Dwan of Justice star and even to restore the Snyderverse. While some simply said that they want the Mission Impossible star back, others demanded to restore the Snyderverse with a sequel to the 2013 film Man of Steel.
You had Superman with @henrycavill and you threw it all away. There’s simply no way to get excited for DC after the abrupt ending to the SnyderVerse
— Tom Reeves (@TomReevesCSP) February 7, 2023
#HenryCavillSuperman #RestoreTheSnyderverse #ZSJL #BringBackZackSnyder #SnyderCut #FireJamesGunn pic.twitter.com/cHY9fkXGtb
— Christian Henares✞ 🇪🇸 (@ChrisHenares) February 7, 2023
Bring back Henry
— Robert J. Birkhead (@BirkheadRobert) February 8, 2023
We want Henry
— Macaiyla (@macaiyla) February 7, 2023
Man of Steel 2 #RestoreTheSnyderVerse
— Richie Castaldo (@richiecastaldo) February 7, 2023
Such a shame that we’ll NEVER get to see a Superman scene as powerful and iconic as this ever again. pic.twitter.com/MOLNlcLcmc
— A8_Bor3i (@A8_Bor3i) February 7, 2023
Following his cameo in The Rock starrer Black Adam, rumors began that the studio is planning a sequel cum reboot to the 2013 film Man of Steel. Many even criticized James Gunn for firing Cavill as Superman, saying that no one else could be as good as the Enola Holmes star in the role.
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Source: James Gunn via Twitter