James Gunn talks about what happened to Henry Cavill’s Superman and his departure: “he was not fired”


James Gunn, the now co-CEO of DC Studios, has clarified that Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill is He hasn’t been fired, but simply hasn’t been hired for any more Superman projects..

In a press conference held this week, the roadmap for Gods and Monsters (Gods and Monsters), the first chapter of the renewed DCEU, was revealed. In it, James Gunn was asked which actors from the old DCEU (which started with Man of Steel and still has a handful of movies pending, like The Flash) would be included in the new universe.

Despite saying some decisions have already been made, Gunn he didn’t reveal much about what they were or even if any decisions had been made about any actors.

“We have [tomado decisiones]. Some we don’t know about,” she said. “We’ve talked to Gal [Gadot]. She’s willing to do things, but we’re not sure what we’re going to do with her.”

However, Gunn was sure of the status of the two original lead actors of the DCEU: Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. “All I can tell you right now is that Henry and Ben are not part of this universe“.

“It’s also important to say that Henry Cavill was not fired,” Gunn added. “Henry just He was not hired to be Superman in the Superman movie. There was never a deal for another movie.”

Speculations around Cavill’s return as Superman began after the premiere of Black Adam, where the actor reprized his role. for the first time since 2017’s Justice League in a brief cameo.

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Black Adam actor Dwayne Johnson regularly spoke of his movie as a DCEU reboot, with his character and Cavill’s destined to fight on screen one day. This was further escalated when Cavill announced that he was officially back and that Black Adam’s cameo was “a tiny little taste of what’s to come.”

However, things quickly changed when Gunn and Peter Safran, also co-CEO, took over DC Studios. About six weeks after announcing his comeback, Cavill announced that he would not return as The Man of Steel.

Instead, Gunn and Safran’s DCEU will open with a new actor donning the suit in Superman: Legacy, a story about Superman that will balance his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing, and that will be released on July 11, 2025.

they will follow four movies and five TV series that will create Chapter 1 of the renewed DCEU, including Batman and Robin in The Brave and the Bold, Supergirl and Swamp Thing.