Crisis On Infinite Earths Movie Was Planned With Henry Cavill


It’s been revealed that a Crisis On Infinite Earths movie was reportedly being planned with Henry Cavill as Superman before the recent DC Studios shakeup, and I know that many people will be pretty upset to hear that these plans have now been scrapped. This news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.

There have been so many rumours over the past few months regarding what’s going on with Henry Cavill and his version of Superman. We were told that there was an idea inside Warner Bros. Pictures to have Cavill turn up as Superman in multiple DC projects, including TV shows. Well, it sounds like our source was spot on about these plans.

However, it’s been reported that they have been scrapped by DC Studios’ new leads, James Gunn and Peter Safran. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the old leadership (DC Films President, Walter Hamada), was planning on making a Crisis On Infinite Earths movie with Henry Cavill returning as Superman! I know! Sounds crazy!

Walter Hamada wanted to make a Crisis On Infinite Earths movie with Henry Cavill


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The report also stated that Hamada’s idea was to have cameos from actors in forthcoming DC movies, like Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck in the upcoming The Flash to serve as “breadcrumbs” to a future film inspired by the story.

Just in case you’ve never heard of the Crisis On Infinite Earths storyline, it was a limited comic book series, and it featured multiple timelines and heroes from other dimensional Earths – a bit like what’s happening over in Marvel Studios’ current Multiverse Saga. However, unfortunately, we’ll never get to see how that Cavill-led movie would look like, especially after Dwayne Johnson took matters into his own hands.

This all comes after Black Adam was released, and it saw Henry Cavill return as the Man Of Steel in a post-credits scene. The movie’s star and producer, Dwayne Johnson then took to Instagram to reveal how he had to fight Warner Bros to agree to let Cavill cameo in the film.

Did Dwayne Johnson stop the project from happening?


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It turns out that Johnson’s actions were the nail in the coffin of the Crisis On Infinite Earths idea. That said, the idea was to have Cavill’s Superman take on Johnson’s Black Adam. However, it’s not so certain that we’re ever going to see that battle on the big screen anymore.

But, I wouldn’t lose hope just yet. James Gunn, the new co-CEO of DC Studios, did take to Twitter to reveal that he’s a big fan of Cavill’s Superman. I think that he might still be looking to bring him back as the Man Of Steel in some capacity. Gunn also revealed on Twitter that he’s a fan of Ben Affleck’s Batman.

Could Henry Cavill ever play Superman again?

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This all came after The Hollywood Reporter published an article stating that Wonder Woman 3 was cancelled and that DC Studios was looking to recast the Justice League actors. After the article was published and made waves across the Internet, Gunn took to Twitter to state that not all that was in THR’s article was true.

We’re going to have to wait and see what Gunn and Peter Safran (his co-CEO over at DC Studios) are planning for the future of the DC Universe. I’m pretty excited to see what they have in store for us. Gunn is a great filmmaker, creative and he’s also a huge fan of DC Comics, so I think we might be getting some pretty incredible movies and TV shows.

What do you make of this news? Are you sad to hear that a Crisis On Infinite Earths movie with Henry Cavill as Superman has been cancelled over at Warner Bros Discovery? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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