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Gunn has announced plans for a new Superman movie, but Cavill says he won’t be back.

Co-head of DC Studios James Gunn has announced plans for a new Superman film focusing on the hero’s younger years. Gunn says Superman veteran Henry Cavill won’t be back.

“Peter and I have a DC board ready to go, which we can’t be over the moon about. At the beginning of the new year we can share some exciting information about our first projects,” Gunn tweeted on Wednesday evening.

“Among those in the magazine is Superman. In the early stages, our story will focus on an early part of Superman’s life, so the character won’t be played by Henry Cavill. But we’ve had a good relationship with Henry and we’re big fans, and we’ve discussed many exciting opportunities to work together in the future.”

This news may come as a surprise to fans who have been waiting to see the actor reprise his role. Cavill appeared in the middle of the credits Black AdamAnd he shared a video on Instagram announcing his comeback.

“I just wanted to make it official — I’m back to Superman,” Cavill said in a video. He added. Black Adam The cameo was “a very small taste” of things to come.


In the most recent post shared on Wednesday, the actor confirmed that he will not be returning in the new Superman project.

“It’s sad news everyone. After all, I’m not coming back as Superman. “After being told by the studio that I would announce my return in October, before they were hired, it’s not the easiest news, but that’s life,” Cavill wrote. “I respect that Jacob and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and everyone involved with the new universe the best of luck and a very happy future.



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