Henry Cavill has released a statement following the cancellation of his return as Superman by the new DC regime. He stated in it that he was told not to wear the red cape again during a meeting with filmmakers James Gunn and Peter Safran.
“I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone,” he wrote in the note. After all, I won’t be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce my return in October, prior to their hiring, this isn’t the easiest news to deliver, but that’s life. The changing of the guard is a common occurrence. That is something I respect. James and Peter are creating a universe. I wish them and everyone else involved with the new universe the best of luck and fortune.”
“For those who have been by my side over the years, we can mourn for a moment, but then we must remember…. Superman is still around,” he added. Everything he stands for is still there, as are the examples he sets for us! My turn to don the cape has come and gone, but what Superman stands for will never change. It’s been a pleasure riding with you all; onward and upward.”
Henry was last seen as Superman in DC’s most recent film, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam. He appeared in the film’s post-credit scene, leaving fans eager for more Superman appearances in the future. Dwayne also recently stated in a tweet that the studio “inexplicably and inexcusably” did not want to bring back Henry, but he was not going to take no for an answer and his team went to work.
“This has been years in the making regarding bringing Henry Cavill back and years of strategic conversations and we were not going to take no for an answer. There was no way, no logical way, to attempt to build out the DC Universe while the most powerful force and the greatest superhero of all time sat on the bench. It’s not possible, “Dwayne penned the piece. He went on, “So that’s why we fought so hard to bring back Superman, Henry Cavill, and there was no other Superman to bring back, by the way, to bring back Henry Cavill is our generation’s Superman and, in my opinion, the greatest Superman. And I say that with respect for the other actors, particularly Christopher Reeve “as per Deadline.
DC recently cancelled the third instalment of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman films, starring Gal Gadot.