Henry Cavill Won’t Return As Superman After All: “My Turn to Wear the Cape Has Passed”

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Henry Cavill has revealed that he will no longer be playing Superman despite his announcement from October that suggested otherwise, having told followers in an Instagram post dated yesterday that he had a meeting with the DC Universe’s new leaders and things did not go as planned.

Here’s the actor’s message in full:

I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman. After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life. The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes.

For those who have been by my side through the years…..we can mourn for a bit, but then we must remember…. Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards.

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav revealed in November that he had tapped Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn and producer Peter Safran to lead DC’s film, TV, and animation division, and while the duo has been busy working on an eight- to 10-year plan for the company, they apparently do not include Cavill returning as one of their star superheroes.

The news would imply that Cavill’s cameo as Superman in the credits sequence for Black Adam, which stars Dwayne Johnson and arrives on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD in January, is his last appearance as the character.

“You will always be the Superman of our generation,” said one fan.

Cavill’s first Superman appearance was in 2013’s Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder and scored by Hans Zimmer.

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