SUPERMAN Movie In The Works With James Gunn Penning The Script; Henry Cavill Is No Longer The Man Of Steel

SUPERMAN Movie In The Works With James Gunn Penning The Script; Henry Cavill Is No Longer The Man Of Steel SUPERMAN Movie In The Works With James Gunn Penning The Script; Henry Cavill Is No Longer The Man Of Steel

Bombshell DC news here, as James Gunn has announced the first project of his new DC Universe, and it is indeed Superman! He'll be penning the script, but Henry Cavill is no longer the Man of Steel!

By RohanPatel - Dec 14, 2022 09:12 PM EST
Filed Under: Superman

James Gunn has just taken to Twitter to formally announced a new Superman movie, with the trades confirming that the director/writer behind Guardians of the GalaxyThe Suicide Squad, and Peacemaker will indeed be penning the script. However, no word on whether he'll actually direct the feature. 

In his announcement, he also confirms that Henry Cavill, who has inhabited the role since 2013, will no longer portray the Man of Steel and that they will seek out a younger actor to bring the character to life - although he notes that they've already met with Cavill about potentially joining their revamped DC Universe in a new role. 

The script is in its earliest stages, but THR has learned that it will follow a young Clark Kent as he begins his career as a reporter at the Daily Planet. This means the movie will be set primarily in Metropolis, not Smallville, and we'll get to see him meet iconic DC characters like his future wife Lois Lane, among others. 

Gunn writes, "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.

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."

As for the recent confusion following his Black Adam cameo, insiders have clarified that Cavill's highly publicized announcement about his Superman return was not a rogue decision by the actor, but a plan hatched by the studio before they decided to hire Gunn & Peter Safran. With the duo having locked their own slate, it was time to bid farewell to the past and usher in a new era of DC stories. 

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RockReigns - 12/14/2022, 9:01 PM
LMAO. I feel sorry for Henry, but this is hilarious.
lvcl - 12/14/2022, 9:13 PM
@RockReigns -
Let James Gunn prepare for his first super flop in DC.

It is very easy to criticize others, but it is not so easy to do better than the predecessors.

DesiSpiderman - 12/14/2022, 9:26 PM
@lvcl - When did Gunn criticize anyone?
dracula - 12/14/2022, 9:28 PM
@lvcl - last superman was crap so wont be hard this time.
TUD - 12/14/2022, 9:35 PM
@RockReigns - I just feel terrible for Dc fans, dude. The emotional rollercoaster they've been on over the past six years would make my hair go gray.
bcom - 12/14/2022, 9:45 PM
@lvcl - Gunn & Safran always had a thankless task cleaning up the scattered mess WB had created with the DC movies. There were always going to be some difficult decisions to make but to move forward it looks like Gunn & Safran have the balls to make them. I'm gutted that Henry won't be continuing as Supes, but I have to believe that what Gunn & Safran are doing is for the good of the DCU moving forward.
mastakilla39 - 12/14/2022, 10:48 PM
@lvcl - its pretty easy to do better if your predecessors suck. hasn't been a good superman since superman 2. superman returns was passable but man of steel is dreadfully bad.

even if the new film is just a spiderman homecoming rip off, its still going to be better and do better. imagine if his superman is black...
LongMayHeReign - 12/14/2022, 11:59 PM
@lvcl - You say this as if Henry was leading a billion dollar Superman franchise. Let's not forget that Man of Steel made less...I repeat LESS than the first Dr Strange film. Let that sink in.
pitbull76 - 12/15/2022, 3:44 AM
@lvcl - can not Frick it up worse than Spyder.
pitbull76 - 12/15/2022, 3:45 AM
@TUD - Sometimes you got to walk through the dark to get to the light.
pitbull76 - 12/15/2022, 3:46 AM
@mastakilla39 - Amen.
ForceofWakanda - 12/14/2022, 9:01 PM
billnye69 - 12/14/2022, 9:01 PM
They'll screw it up.
RockReigns - 12/14/2022, 9:08 PM
@billnye69 - James Gunn hasn't missed with Guardians, Suicide Squad or Peacemaker.
Deodorant - 12/14/2022, 9:28 PM
@RockReigns - I thought he missed with Suicide Squad and Peacemaker tbh. Superman is one of those IP's that will be VERY hard to pull off because the character is just too OP. Hope I'm wrong.
dracula - 12/14/2022, 9:29 PM
@billnye69 - the guy has done wonders with d listers, really think he is going to blunder when he is in the big leagues
TheRationalNerd - 12/14/2022, 9:34 PM
@RockReigns - He definitely missed with Guardians Vol. 2 but I agree for the others
Humperdink - 12/14/2022, 10:08 PM
@TheRationalNerd -


But that Christmas Special made up for GotG 2 for me at least Suicide Squad is one of the best comic book movies ever made and Peacemaker was a good show.
CassianAndor - 12/14/2022, 10:58 PM
@Humperdink - Vol 2 has its issues, most of them being several of the jokes not landing, but it’s in no way a bad movie. In fact I’d say it’s one of Marvel’s most emotionally powerful. That ending hits me every time.
Tasmaniac - 12/15/2022, 2:41 AM
@RockReigns - GOTG2 and TSS were both just ok, forgettable movies.
itzayaboy - 12/14/2022, 9:02 PM
Ooooof bad look but I trust in Gunn I guess. Doing Henry very dirty though.
JDL - 12/15/2022, 3:42 AM
@itzayaboy -
>Ooooof bad look but I trust in Gunn I guess. Doing Henry very dirty though.

Not really. This is pretty much a result of needing a reboot because the Snyder version was too dark and; 1) there was no believable way to correct that with Cavill, and 2) he's too old to start over. They need someone much younger if they want to use them for 10+ years.
four20smoke - 12/14/2022, 9:03 PM
Wow....this is indeed actual news
JohnPain - 12/14/2022, 9:03 PM

comicfan100 - 12/14/2022, 9:03 PM
I mean... you gotta do what you gotta do.
JohnPain - 12/14/2022, 9:05 PM

"Hello Kevin, this is Henry."

AmazingFILMporg - 12/14/2022, 9:07 PM
@JohnPain -

Kevin won't want him. Cavill is damaged goods when it comes to marvel but his career will skyrocket with other roles 💪

Feige doesn't want a dude that was begging to be cast in another role from a rival studio 😂
JohnPain - 12/14/2022, 9:13 PM
@AmazingFILMporg -

Kevin needs someone to build him a PC.

StSteven - 12/14/2022, 9:16 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - Ehhhh, not so sure that Feige wouldn't want him. I mean, he did do a good job as Superman (in my opinion anyway, especially a more cranky, negative, violent Superman), so he might be the ideal choice for the MCU's Hyperion. Sentry and Cap. Britain are other likely candidates as well, but Hyperion seems perfect to me.
GirshwinDavies - 12/14/2022, 9:21 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - Come on Porgy. Give the man a chance
CassianAndor - 12/14/2022, 10:59 PM
@JohnPain - Shoulda got him for Hercules. Missed opportunity.
JDL - 12/15/2022, 3:44 AM
@JohnPain - How about a Midnight Son, maybe Ghost Rider ?
RockReigns - 12/14/2022, 9:05 PM
Henry was told by the studio he was returning as Superman, not by Dwayne.
LongMayHeReign - 12/15/2022, 12:03 AM
@RockReigns - Do you have proof he was told he was coming back for more than a couple cameos, because there never was word of a contract for new Superman films?
TyrantBossMedia - 12/14/2022, 9:05 PM
It’s the best thing. New direction, new Superman, new universe.
Chaos200 - 12/15/2022, 4:05 AM
@TyrantBossMedia - I may give Gunn a chance if he get's rid of the ENTIRE DC universe and starts again but if he still uses Mamoas Aquaman and Gadots Wonder Woman then this is absolute trash.
FireandBlood - 12/14/2022, 9:06 PM
I just wanna see The Rock’s reaction.
StSteven - 12/14/2022, 9:28 PM
@PlusUltra -Well I think it's going to be something along the likes of "Henry Cavill is DEFINITELY the new Superman moving forward. I just met with the DC execs and told them that that was going to happen because I SAID it was going to happen. I also told them that Cavill will be the main antagonist in the sequel to "Black Adam"along with Shazam. I laid it all down and that's how it is. But for some reason my Porsche had been towed by the time I got back to the parking lot, but I'm sure that's an oversight on Dave's part. I'll send him the bill once I get the car back...".
PeterDarker121 - 12/14/2022, 10:47 PM
@StSteven - LMAO
StSteven - 12/14/2022, 11:27 PM
@PeterDarker121 - The sad thing is that I was only half joking there…
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