UPDATE: Unsurprisingly, James Gunn has now responded to this rumour...
Henry Cavill made his long-awaited return as Superman in last October's Black Adam, announcing he was back as the Man of Tomorrow just a couple of days after that hit theaters.
Talk of a Man of Steel sequel began immediately, though we'd soon learn that the actor hadn't officially signed up for any future appearances. Weeks later, James Gunn and Peter Safran's DC Studios was formed, and Cavill soon learned this his time as Superman had reached its end.
Gunn is now writing a new Superman movie, with a younger actor expected to be cast as a Clark Kent who is a cub reporter in Metropolis at this point in his life. While it won't be an origin story, this fresh take on the character promises to put him front and centre in the new DCU.
Who will play the new Kal-El? According to gossip site @Deuxmoi, the current frontrunner is an Australian actor who currently stars in an HBO teen show and previously appeared in a Netflix romcom trilogy.
Before we get into their identity, we should point out that this source also broke the news that Barry Keoghan had been cast as The Joker in The Batman and revealed Lady Gaga was being eyed to play Joker: Folie à Deux's Harley Quinn. That's a pretty solid track record when it comes to DC scoops.
As for our possible Superman's identity, it's almost certainly Euphoria and The Kissing Booth's Jacob Elordi. We actually included the actor in our recent breakdown of possible candidates for the role, and while he's never played a character like this before, Elordi certainly looks the part.
A relative unknown to wider audiences but an actor with a built-in fanbase, the 25-year-old seems a fitting choice to make Superman his own and play the hero in the DCU across multiple projects (including an eventual Justice League reboot with any luck).
Nothing is confirmed at this point, but let us know your thoughts on this news in the comments section!