If you were expecting the return of Henry Cavill to play Superman, you might be sad to know that it looks like the film will not be made. As of today, the film’s production has been canceled by director James Gunn. And fans are not happy.
Man of Steel 2
If you’re a DC fan, then you’ve probably been watching with interest as the rumors of a Superman: Henry Cavill return started swirling around. The actor had previously made a cameo in the Flash movie, and appeared in the DC Comics blockbuster Black Adam.
Last week, the actor dropped a bombshell when he confirmed that he won’t be returning to the role of Superman in the DC Extended Universe. He also said that the new DC series would not feature a sequel to Man of Steel.
The news of Cavill’s departure has been met with much dismay by fans of the DC franchise. Some have even called on Warner Bros. Entertainment to cancel the upcoming film, stating that the studio isn’t ready to bring back Cavill.
A recent report has raised even more questions about the future of the Superman franchise. The Hollywood Reporter stated that the DC universe will be rebooted. It won’t feature Man of Steel 2, nor will it include Wonder Woman 3. This is a big change from the previous version of the DC Extended Universe, which included a wide array of superheroes, including Superman and Wonder Woman.
Warhammer 40,000 series
The last two months have been a roller coaster for Henry Cavill. First, the DC Extended Universe reboot was canceled by James Gunn, and then he announced that he would be leaving Netflix’s The Witcher. Now, he’s stepping away from Superman again.
After spending almost five years playing the role of Superman, Henry Cavill says it’s time to move on. He’s going to be executive producing a series based on Warhammer 40,000 for Amazon.
The franchise is based on a miniature tabletop wargame that takes place in a grimdark future. In it, humans go to war against extra-terrestrials and alien empires. They also battle supernatural creatures and androids.
After the cancellation of the DCEU reboot, Henry Cavill was expected to return to the role of Superman on the big screen. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. He has been signed up to star in an adaptation of the Warhammer 40,000 series, and will serve as executive producer.
Waller vs Suicide Squad vs Justice League
Amanda Waller is the director of Task Force X. She is a ruthless and pragmatic character. She has appeared in many DC movies and TV series. However, Waller is also known for her connections to other superhero organizations, such as the Justice Society of America (JSA). In her role as director of Task Force X, she has the ability to manipulate and control her team.
Waller was a founding member of the Justice League of America in The New 52. She was also a key player in the Arkhamverse. She has appeared in several Arkhamverse stories, including The Suicide Squad, and will be appearing in the upcoming 4-person co-op game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
The first major event of the DC Rebirth era is the introduction of the Suicide Squad. This group of criminals aims to take down the Justice League.
They are composed of Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark. While the squad may not be able to defeat the Justice League alone, they will be able to fend off the evil Superman.
DC Studios fans outraged over Gunn’s decision
Henry Cavill’s departure from his role as Superman has sparked an outrage among fans. Fans of the “DC Extended Universe” have gathered to voice their disappointment. They’ve used hashtags such as #FireJamesGunn and #BringBackZackSnyder.
It’s unclear if Cavill’s departure from the role is permanent. However, it’s clear that the DC Comics movie franchise will change. A new film will not star Cavill as Superman, but instead will focus on a younger version of the character.
Thousands of fans have joined the #BringBackZackSnyder campaign. The naysayers will eventually get on board with the new DC universe. In the meantime, there is hope for a solo Superman movie, even if it won’t be with Henry Cavill.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been in talks with Warner Bros. about a possible “Black Adam” movie that will involve Superman. He also turned down a role in Shazam! Fury of the Gods. He might be cut from the DCU altogether.
The Hollywood Reporter reported on major changes at DC Studios. The new regime includes James Gunn, co-chair of the DC studio, and Peter Safran, the company’s chief executive.