Henry Cavill is NOT returning as Superman; DEETS inside

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The upcoming movie Superman written by James Gunn, the co-chairman of DC Studios and the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, won’t involve Henry Cavill. Yes, you heard it right. The actor confirmed the same and said that the news wasn’t the easiest for him because his return to the said role was already announced earlier.

Henry’s heartbreaking statement

Talking about Henry Cavill, he has already released a heartbreaking statement on Instagram to confirm that he is not returning as Superman. Here is what he disclosed after his meeting with James Gunn, “I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman.”

He further said, “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.” However, looking at James and Peter’s vision in a positive light, the Enola Holmes 2 star also added, “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.”

Here is how Henry Cavill added his concluding lines, “For those who have been by my side through the years…..we can mourn for a bit, but then we must remember…. Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! 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.”

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New Superman movie details

Apart from Henry, James Gunn has also revealed major details about the upcoming Superman movie and wrote, “Peter & I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over-the-moon about; we’ll be able to share some exciting information about our first projects at the beginning of the new year. Among those on the slate is Superman. 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.”

He further said, “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.”

Check out his tweets below.