SnyderVerse Fans Get #BringBackHenryCavill Trending Following SUPERMAN: LEGACY Casting News

SnyderVerse Fans Get #BringBackHenryCavill Trending Following SUPERMAN: LEGACY Casting News

Unsurprisingly, not everyone is happy with the news Superman: Legacy has cast a new Man of Tomorrow for the DCU, and SnyderVerse supporters were quick to make their voices heard on social media yesterday.

By JoshWilding - Jun 28, 2023 12:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

Yesterday evening, the news broke that James Gunn's Superman: Legacy has cast David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan will play Superman and Lois Lane, respectively. 

They now replace DCEU actors Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, and the response has thus far been largely positive. Brosnahan is an Emmy-winning proven talent in front of the camera, while Corenswet certainly appears to have all the desired attributes to bring the Man of Steel to life on screen. 

Not everyone is happy with the news, of course, and that was particularly the case among #RestoreTheSnyderVerse supporters. 

Upset with how Henry Cavill was ousted from the role after Black Adam's mid-credits scene, they took to Twitter last night to get #HenryCavillIsSuperman and #BringBackHenryCavill trending. 

Needless to say, we don't expect DC Studios to take note!

When Dwayne Johnson pushed for Cavill to be brought back into the fold as Superman, the idea was that he would eventually take centre stage alongside Black Adam in a sequel to the anti-hero's movie. Prior to that, we'd have seen him in The Flash's closing moments and a long-awaited Man of Steel follow-up. 

Gunn and Safran decided a fresh start was needed, hence why we have a new Superman in the DCU. 

The backlash from the DCEU and SnyderVerse faithful is something Gunn will likely have to contend with for years to come. While it's hard to imagine any comic book fan yearning for the glory days of Suicide Squad, Black Adam, and The Flash, there are those who remain resolute that Zack Snyder should return to fulfil his vision.

"Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman's journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas," reads the movie's synopsis. "He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned."

Superman: Legacy is set to be released in theaters on July 11. 2025.

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ShimmyShimmyYA - 6/28/2023, 12:31 PM
Touch grass
Equivocal - 6/28/2023, 11:54 PM
@ShimmyShimmyYA -

I agree

TheShellyMan - 6/28/2023, 12:31 PM
They need to give it up... Pack it up, bois!
Forthas - 6/28/2023, 12:32 PM
They need to wait until next year when WB and DC are sold.
TheVandalore - 6/28/2023, 12:59 PM
@Forthas - I want Henry back for a great Superman film, but I doubt HE himself would even give a [frick] anyway anymore. He's so over it and I don't blame him. I'd never trust WB again with anything substantial unless it paid well enough to risk more damage to his career due to their mismanagement. They don't have enough money in the world for me to risk my career again after what they did before.

Why would Henry want to come back? They ruin the experience. His passion for bringing his Superman to life is all but gone now. Fans want it more than he does.

I don't think waiting any amount of time will change that.

I mean he came back for Flash and they cut him.... [frick] WB.
Forthas - 6/28/2023, 1:10 PM
@TheVandalore - Well, Michael Keaton had a bad experience with Batman and ultimately came back to the role. I think the real issue would be who is heading the studio and also a director. If they were competent and trustworthy then I could see Henry coming back for that.

In my personal fantasy of what should happen...the new leadership at Warner Brothers (hopefully Viacom) would install a respectable DC head (my pick would be Jonathan Nolan) and then hopefully scrap the latest destined to fail DC film universe. The issue is and always has been the studio heads and the culture there. A new studio that does not operate that way would hopefully take more of their direction from 1) what has proven successful; 2) what fans generally want and 3) best practices of other like studios. They do that and they become a dominant influence in films especially super hero films. Otherwise the new leadership will suffer the same fate as WB.
JustAChillDude - 6/28/2023, 1:47 PM
@Forthas - Henry’s busy with war hammer 40K and other projects, he’s moved on. No selling of the studio will change that.
Battabingg - 6/28/2023, 3:21 PM
@TheVandalore - The only people who mismanaged Cavill's career is Cavill and his team.
JoJo1982 - 6/28/2023, 5:26 PM
@Forthas - when did Keaton say he had a bad experience playing Batman? Lol
Comicbookart - 6/28/2023, 5:29 PM
@Forthas - Forthas you're one of the more chill dudes here and I respect some of your opinions.

That being said, WB and DC can evaporate into thin air and James Gunn's Superman Legacy is still gonna trounce everything "DCEU". 😂 "DCEU" is not even an official branding for christsakes! It's some fan shit. I am super happy the era of ZERO LEADERSHIP over at DC is over.

Forthas - 6/28/2023, 6:59 PM
@JoJo1982 - My understanding is that he did not return for a third film because he did not like the direction it was going in and the fact that the villians in his films go top billing over him.
Forthas - 6/28/2023, 7:05 PM
@Comicbookart - Thanks my friend! I appreciate that!

But the track record has not been good so far. How many people have come to save the DCEU...Joss Whedon, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Toby Emmerich and Walter Hamada. So far no one has been able to crack the code and these are all accomplished film makers. What makes Gunn different?
Comicbookart - 6/28/2023, 7:29 PM
@Forthas - Bro James Gunn just completed a trilogy of profitable films whose main star is a talking raccoon. GOG 1 a film with Z grade characters nobody gave a shit about, made more than Man of Steel, which starred Superman the most recognizable fictional character alongside Spider-Man and Batman.

No way Gunn [frick]s this up. No way Superman Legacy makes less than MOS. Also, Gunn isn't saving the "DCEU" he is creating a new cinematic universe, the DCU. 😎
Forthas - 6/28/2023, 7:45 PM
@Comicbookart - Right but James Gunn was working in the MCU. Almost EVERY film during that time made a profit because it was in the MCU. I seriously doubt if it were not part of Marvel it would have done as well.

When Man of Steel came out it was not part of a shared universe, it was coming off the poor performance and reception of Superman Returns. Gaurdians of the Galaxy NEVER made a billion dollars which almost half of all the Marvel films did.

AND....Gunn has ALREADY made a DC film. No one went to see it. If he is so talented then why did The Suicide Squad (GoG the DC version) fail so badly. You cannot use the box office as a measuring stick. If so then the Suicide Squad makes the opposite point you are making. Man of Steel made about what BOTH shazam films and The Suicide Squad made combined. Peter Safran is the producer on BOTH Shazam films.
Comicbookart - 6/28/2023, 8:13 PM
@Forthas - You make good points. But I think the point I'm trying to make is if James Gunn can make a talking racoon popular then I doubt Superman will be a challenge.

It's true GOG is part of the Marvel machine but still it was an uphill battle to get people to accept such weird unknown characters.

We will see how it plays out my friend.
Forthas - 6/28/2023, 8:18 PM
@Comicbookart -I guess so!

Thanks for the good conversation. Have a good one...!
DrReedRichards - 6/28/2023, 12:33 PM
Miserable c#nts.
Quinn - 6/29/2023, 3:39 AM
DrReedRichards - 6/29/2023, 5:37 AM
@Quinn -

Speak of the devil.
TheHummus - 6/28/2023, 12:34 PM
You cannot kill those who have no life
WhatIfRickJames - 6/28/2023, 12:37 PM
ProfessorWhy - 6/28/2023, 12:48 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - ayyyyyyyyyyyy.....👍👍
AzorAhai - 6/28/2023, 1:04 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - #BringBackHenryVIII
Vanillain - 6/28/2023, 2:04 PM
@AzorAhai - 🎶 Divorced, beheaded, died 🎶
comicfan100 - 6/28/2023, 5:57 PM
@Vanillain - 🎶 Divorced, beheaded, survived 🎶
PartyKiller - 6/28/2023, 12:39 PM
They should try in about 5 years when Gunn's movies flopped and his DCU is axed.
Forthas - 6/28/2023, 12:41 PM
@PartyKiller - It won't take that long!
dracula - 6/28/2023, 12:44 PM
@PartyKiller - it is the way of bitchy little girls
ProfessorWhy - 6/28/2023, 12:50 PM
@PartyKiller - and Cavill has full on male pattern baldness and looks like Jeffery Tambor
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