sad news for the fans from Henry Cavill! After all, the British actor will not be Superman in the new era of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU, for its acronym in English).
At the end of October, the 39-year-old actor announced his departure from The Witcher and that Liam Hemsworth would take his place as Geralt of Rivia, which upset many fans of the series, because Cavill would reprise his role as the incredible Man of Steel after his appearance during the film’s credits. Black Adam.
On October 24, the Clark Kent interpreter posted a video on his social networks to announce to his 23 million followers that he would return as the iconic DC superhero and that his patience would be “rewarded”:
I wanted it to be official. I’m back as Superman. The ‘Black Adam’ cameo was just a small taste of things to come.
However, on December 15, the protagonist of Enola Holmes surprised everyone again with a post on Instagram announcing that he will no longer return as Superman in the DC Cinematic Universe.
According to him post of Cavill, the decision was made during a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, who became co-chairmen and executive producers of DC Studios right after the actor made his surprise appearance on Black Adam.
I just got off a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and I have some bad news. I’m not coming back as Superman after all. After being authorized by the studio to formalize my return in October, this news is not the easiest to give. But that’s life.
For those who have followed me for years, we can cry for a while, but then we have to remember that Superman is still here. My days of wearing his cape are over. I really enjoyed this trip with him.
For his part, through Twitter, Gunn declared that both he and Safran are fans of Henry Cavill, so they hope to work with him in future productions, but his decision is due to the fact that they are writing a tape of Superman which takes place at the beginning of the hero’s life, supposedly about his arrival in Metropolis, therefore, the character will not be played by Cavill.
Peter and I have a DC whiteboard ready to go. […] We will share exciting information about our first projects at the start of the new year. Among those on the board is ‘Superman’. In the early stages, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill.
Will Henry Cavill return to The Witcher?
The odds are practically nil. According to Variety, Henry Cavill will not return to The Witcher despite the departure of Superman and the request of the fans. Now that Liam Hemsworth has been confirmed by Netflix to play Geralt of Rivia in the fourth season of the series, the magazine is convinced that the Brit will not return, since nothing should change in the current plan for the new episodes planned with Hemsworth.