Kryptonite for Henry Cavill: actor will no longer return as Superman

British actor Henry Cavill will no longer return as Superman.
. Two months after the announcement of the long-awaited return of the interpreter as the
Man of Steel
Man of Steel, James Gunn, co-head of DC Studios, confirmed the news in a thread in which, at first, he spoke of the company's new phase:

Peter and I have a DC slate ready to go that we couldn't be more excited about; we'll be able to share some exciting information about our first projects early next year.

However, the second tweet, in which Gunn confirmed the departure of the interpreter, was the one that generated the discontent of many DC fans: "Among them is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman's life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill," he explained.

However, Gunn did not want to close the door on the British actor either and assured that the company still wanted to count on the interpreter for projects that will be carried out later on. "Just had a great meeting with Henry, we are big fans and discussed a number of exciting possibilities for working together in the future," he tweeted.

Gunn and Safran reinvent the DC universe

Cavill, who recently resigned from his role as Gerald of Rivia in the series.
The Witcher
series, was also upset after learning of his dismissal. However, as he explained on his Instagram profile, he respected the decision made by the new directors of DC Studios:

I just met with James Gunn and Peter Safran and I'm afraid I have some bad news. After all, I won't be coming back as Superman. Although the studio told me to announce my return in October, prior to their (Gunn and Safran's) hiring, this news is not the easiest, but that's life. I respect that James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all those involved in the new universe the best of luck and the happiest of fortunes.

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The news comes in the midst of the crisis that DC Studios is experiencing and that led to the appointment of Peter Safran and James Gunn (
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3
) as new directors. They decided to reboot the universe and that put an end to several projects that were already confirmed, among them Wonder Woman 3.

The movie starring Gal Gadot seemed to be a reality until a few weeks ago, whenrumors of massive project cancellations at the company began, which are slowly being confirmed.

Patty Jenkins, director of
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman 1984
was the one who assured that
Wonder Woman 3
will ultimately not see the light of day. Again, due to the changes introduced by the new directors:

The film company's reboot also put in jeopardy other projects such as Aquaman 3, The Flash or Black Adam 2, whose future is still up in the air.