LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 02: James Gunn arrives for the Warner Bros. Premiere Of "The Suicide Squad"  held at The Landmark Westwood on August 2, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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New Superman Movie Coming from James Gunn, Cavill Could Play Non-Superman Part in New DCU
New DC studio heads James Gunn and Peter Safran will be starting a new slate of DC projects at the beginning of 2023, and it has been confirmed that Henry Cavill will not be returning as the Man of Steel. Instead, Gunn is personally writing a "Superman" movie focused on a younger version of the character.
Gunn took to Twitter to confirm the news, saying, "In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman's life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill. But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we're big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future."
There has yet to be a word on who will play this younger Superman or who will direct, though James Gunn seems an obvious choice. However, the most interesting part relates to Henry Cavill, who first played the part in 2013's "Man of Steel," which kicked off the current iteration of the DC Universe as we know it.
It got tricky recently as Cavill showed up in a post-credits scene in "Black Adam," with the actor soon after announcing his return, but that was before Gunn and Safran took over, taking things in another direction. Cavill also confirmed the news on Instagram, adding, "My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards."