James Gunn says that Henry Cavill was never recast as Superman

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Following several claims that James Gunn fired Henry Cavill from the upcoming Superman film, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy has cleared the rumor that the actor was never chosen to play the lead in the new film.

Our plans were hindered by the appointment of James Gunn and Peter Safran as the DC Universe’s new leaders. We all were excited when we saw Henry Cavill in his Superman costume making a quick cameo appearance with Dwayne Johnson at the end of “Black Adam.” 

But within a month after Henry Cavill announced he is back as Superman, he announced again that he would not return as Superman. The news came as a jug of cold water for DC fans, who have grown tired of the numerous alterations that the most recent incidents in DCEU.

James Gunn says that Henry Cavill was never recast as Superman

Gunn’s most recent comments at a press conference for a special DC event have made everything clear. And the reason for it is that he has admitted that Cavill was never sacked since he “was never chosen”:

“We didn’t fire Henry. Henry was never cast, For me, it’s about who do I want to cast as Superman and who do the filmmakers we have want to cast. And for me, for this story, it isn’t Henry.”

Gunn continued by saying, “I like Henry, I think he’s a great guy. “I think he’s getting d*cked around by a lot of people, including the former regime at this company. But this Superman is not Henry, for a number of reasons.”

Upcoming DCU Projects under James Gunn

Recently, Gunn and Safran revealed the initial 10 titles, which will be called Chapter One: Gods and Monsters, which follows previously announced films like “Aquaman 2” and “The Flash.”

James Gunn made a big announcement: Superman Legacy, which Gunn is writing, will hit theaters on July 11, 2025. “The Brave and The Bold” will be the first project to introduce Batman. 

See every Upcoming DCU Projects HERE

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