James Gunn and Peter Safran are the new bosses who want to rebuild DC Comics. And they start right away with the most well-known superhero from their ranks: "Superman". Lead actor Henry Cavill himself revealed on Instagram that he will no longer embody the role.
"I just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it's sad news folks. I won't be returning as Superman after all," the actor wrote on the platform. The studio told him to announce in October that he would return as "Superman", and now the reversal has followed.
The message is "not easy, but that's life," writes Cavill. "The changing of the guard is something that just happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to create," he says.
James Gunn has also commented on the procedure on Twitter. "Peter and I have a DC program in the starting blocks that we are very excited about. We will be able to announce some exciting information about our first projects at the beginning of the new year," he writes there and gives an insight into the new presentation of the known figure.
"One of the things on the agenda is Superman. In the early stages, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman's life, so the character won't be played by Henry Cavill. But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we're big fans and we've talked about a number of exciting opportunities to work together in the future," he says.
Meanwhile, fans should be doubly disappointed. Just a few weeks ago it was announced that Liam Hemsworth will play in "The Witcher" instead of Henry Cavill. A message that did not go down well with all followers of the series.
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