This entire DC Studios thing just keeps getting weirder and weirder. After already confirming a “Man of Steel 2” was on the way, it would appear that is no longer the case. James Gunn, co-head of DC Studios along with Peter Safran, is apparently penning a brand new “Superman” film, WITHOUT Henry Cavill.
Gunn does say he had a meeting with Cavill about working together in the future, but this current script will be about Superman at an earlier stage in life. So, another recasting.
Cavill has since commented on the situation on his Instagram.
Ok we did think of two possible silver linings for this news.
The first is Cavill usually being on a shortlist for the next James Bond actor. At one point, he really REALLY wanted to do it.
The second is Chad Stahelski‘s upcoming reboot of “Highlander.” Back in May, the film was picked up by Lionsgate, with Cavill in the lead. With Cavill recently leaving Netflix’s hit “The Witcher” series, and now no Superman on the horizon, maybe this means production on “Highlander” can kick off.
We’ll keep you updated on this and other news.