The past year will be remembered by Henry Cavill fans for a long time. In just a few weeks, the popular British actor not only lost his leading role on the Netflix series The Witcher, he also had to give up what is arguably the most famous red cloak in pop culture. Since filmmaker James Gunn (The Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy) took over the helm at Marvel’s competitor DC, there has been a cutback that has led, among other things, to the sacking of Henry Cavill as Superman. Plans to do so have apparently existed at Warner for several years.
Superman: Henry Cavill was set to be replaced as early as 2018
After Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Black Adam, it finally hit Henry Cavill. The British actor has no future in DC, instead James Gunn is planning a reboot starring a young Superman. Apparently, however, efforts have already been made in the past to replace Henry Cavill as Krypton’s son.
As a Variety report suggested, 2018 was looking to cast another actor as Superman. According to insiders, Tobey Emmerich, then-boss of Warner Bros., would have preferred anyone other than Henry Cavill. It is not known exactly what prompted those responsible for the media company to take this view. However, it could explain why there hasn’t been a second part of Man of Steel, Henry Cavill’s debut as Superman, for all these years.
Superman: What’s next for Henry Cavill?
The back-and-forth over the past few months surrounding Henry Cavill’s role as Superman has marked an unprecedented event in Hollywood.
The British actor was hired for a lot of money to put him back in Superman’s costume for a brief cameo that lasted only a few seconds on the big screen. He was then made public to announce his return on Instagram.
Also popular with PC games readers
What’s happening in Avatar 3? First plot details known!
Like its predecessor, Avatar 2 also breaks records. But James Cameron is already working on part 3 and reveals the first details about the plot.
Injured Marvel star: This is how MCU colleagues react to Jeremy Renner’s accident
After his serious accident, Marvel star Jeremy Renner received numerous heartwarming get well wishes from MCU colleagues.
And just days later, both James Gunn and the British actor had to admit that there will be no future for him in the Marvel competitor’s film universe. Meanwhile, Henry Cavill has unveiled his new big project. In the coming years he wants to devote himself to the film adaptation of another big fantasy franchise. In Warhammer 40K he wants to hunt down sci-fi orcs and other adversaries in the future. It is to be hoped that at least this project will actually become a reality.