'Superman' is a huge priority': James Gunn confirms Henry Cavill's much-loved character is here to stay
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: James Gunn has confirmed that Henry Cavill's 'Superman' is here to stay after much speculation. This comes after reports that 'Wonder Woman 3' might not be happening, along with information that Cavill's eagerly anticipated 'Man of Steel 2' and a number of other DC projects may be in jeopardy. As confirmed earlier in one of his tweets, many of the DCEU characters are going through a "transition" as it is "needed" to make these characters better and up to the mark. At least to say, this riled fans to no extent. However, it seems all is good in the block and Cavill's 'Superman' is here to stay.
The 'Witcher' actor, Cavill, wore his cape for the recent Dwayne Johnson starring 'Black Adam' movie, after which he confirmed that he would appear in future DCEU films and referred to his mid-credits cameo in 'Black Adam' as "just a very small taste of things to come." Furthermore, Cavill too had massive success with his Netflix movie, 'Enola Holmes 2' which also starred Millie Bobby Brown as the titular character and Cavill's sister in the movie.
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The Hollywood Reporter first reported how there are some DCEU projects that are being slashed. Gunn then took to Twitter to acknowledge how some of the speculations are true, some of it is not and the rest of it the DC studios haven’t decided yet. It made fans second guess if the Kryptonian hero aka Cavill’s 'Superman' would be back or not. Recently, the DC Film's chief has assured that Cavill's 'Superman' is still very much a priority for the studio in a Twitter thread after he celebrated the 'Superman' premiere “44 years ago” of the 1978 film that starred Christopher Reeve in the titular role. When asked by a fan on Twitter "If we're gonna see Superman," Gunn responded, "Yes of course. 'Superman' is a huge priority, if not the biggest priority."
Superman premiered 44 years ago today. ❤️💫 pic.twitter.com/FRtl4noDwI— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 10, 2022
Yes of course. Superman is a huge priority, if not the biggest priority.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 10, 2022
In 2011, it was announced that Cavill had been cast in the role of Clark Kent aka 'Superman' in director Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel'. Snyder called Cavill "the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield." After this, he reprised the role in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', a 2016 sequel that featured a crossover with Ben Affleck's 'Batman' and Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman'.
After much waiting, Cavill returned as Superman in the 2017 theatrical version of 'Justice League', which had been reworked by director Joss Whedon after Snyder left the project due to a family tragedy. Regardless, it seems "justice will be served" to Cavill as long as Gunn is the co-head of DC Studios.