Actor says ‘this news isn’t the easiest’ as DC Studio’s new co-chairman James Gunn builds new universe
Henry Cavill, who just confirmed that he will be reprising his role as Superman, expressed that it was “not the easiest news” that he wouldn’t be appearing in the Superman movie that Guardians of the Galaxy director and DC Studios’ new co-chairman James Gunn is writing.
Gunn’s upcoming Superman movie will take the superhero in a different route and concentrate on his formative years. The announcement comes at a pivotal time for DC Studios and its parent firm Warner Brothers, which has been axing numerous projects in order to save expenses since since it merged with Discovery, Inc.
Cavill took to instagram to deliver the news to his fans.
“I will, after all, not be returning as Superman,” Cavill wrote. “After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life. The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes.”
Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman for DC Studios, announced on Tuesday that she would no longer be involved in the franchise’s third instalment. In a lengthy open letter in reaction to rumours, she stated: “I never walked away. I was willing to do anything that was requested of me. I was under the impression that nothing could be done at the moment to advance anything.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gunn and Safran have also spoken with Batman star Ben Affleck about the possibility of hiring him as their future director.
According to reports, a Black Superman movie written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and produced by JJ Abrams is still in the works and won’t be harmed by Gunn’s movie.
However sad this news may be it does now free Cavill up to potentially fulfil the role of ‘007’ In the much anticipated upcoming James Bond movie.
Watch this space!