After James Gunn announced he is writing a new Superman story featuring the Man of Steel’s younger years, Henry Cavill confirmed the news.
“I just met with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and I have some sad news to share,” writes Cavill. Recently, he announced his return to the cape after appearing in Warner Bros/DC’s Black Adam.
Though Gunn has teased the possibility of Cavill returning to the DC universe in some capacity, Cavill took to Instagram to say that he will not be reprising his role as Superman. He writes that someone else now gets to wear the cape and stand for what Superman represents.
The actor, who is also repped by Dwayne Johnson’s manager, Dany Garcia, announced their return in October but was recently let go. “This news isn’t the easiest to take, but that’s life,” they write.
“It’s something that happens – I get it,” Cavill said. “James and Peter have a chance to build their own universe now, so I hope everything goes well for them.”
His post has received responses from fellow DC players Shazam’s Zachary Levi (Hope to catch you in another universe, sir) and Aquaman’s Jason Momoa (love u brother).
Cavill debuted Superman in Zack Snyder’s 2013 Man of Steel, which made over $668 million globally. He then played the same character again in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, both directed by Snyder. In total, the three movies grossed close to $2.2 billion dollars combined worldwide.
Here’s his post: