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Two Months After Announcing His Big Return, Actor Henry Cavill Reveals He Has Been Fired From His Superman Role

Two months after announcing his big return, British actor Henry Cavill has been fired from his role as Superman.

On Wednesday, the actor took to Instagram to tell his 22.9 million followers that he will not be returning to the big screen as the Man of Steel.

“I have recently had a gathering with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s miserable information, everybody. After all, I won’t be returning as Superman,” wrote Cavill, 39. “This news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life,” “after being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire.”

“Something that takes place is the changing of the guard.” That respects me. He added, “James and Peter must construct a universe.”

He went on to say, “I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes.”

Before addressing the franchise’s future, the actor addressed “those who have been by my side through the years,” adding, “we can mourn for a bit.”

“However, we must keep in mind that Superman is still around.” The values he upholds and the examples he sets for us continue to exist! Cavill said.

“He still represents everything he stands for, and the examples he sets for us are still there!” My time to don the cape has come and gone, but what Superman stands for will always be there. With you all, it’s been a fun ride, so here’s to the future! Cavill wrapp.

James Gunn, the head of DC Films, took to Twitter shortly after Cavill’s Instagram statement to elaborate on the character’s future.

“Peter and I have a DC slate that is ready to go, and we couldn’t be more excited about it; “At the beginning of the new year, we will be able to share some exciting information about our first projects,” Gunn began.

Superman is one of the characters on the list. Gunn clarified, “The character will not be played by Henry Cavill because our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life in the beginning.”

“But we just had a great meeting with Henry, and we’re big fans. We talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future,” he added.

Cavill has played the superhero in a number of DCU films over the past few years, but he has not played the role since 2017’s Justice League. He made an unexpected cameo as Clark Kent in Black Adam last month, announcing his official return.

During an interview in October, he stated to host Josh Horowitz of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, “The character means so much to me.” Five years have passed. Hope never left me. It’s amazing to be back here discussing it. The character has such a bright future ahead of him. I can’t wait to tell a story with Superman, who is so happy and exuberant.


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