Warner Bros. Pictures really does know how to make DCEU fans angry, and this latest stunt really pissed fans off. What happened, you ask? They announced the news that they are looking for a black director to direct the upcoming Black Superman movie on Henry Cavill’s birthday.
A new Superman movie? Sounds like a good idea to me.
The issue was that this news was released on Henry Cavill’s birthday of all days.
It was revealed a while back that Warner Bros. Pictures had green lit a Black Superman movie.
This film was going to feature a different version of Superman.
Many people think that they are going to be bringing Calvin Ellis into the DCEU.
This means that Henry Cavill won’t be the only person playing Superman.
Cavill’s future as Superman is also uncertain.
We still do not know whether he’ll get to play the DC Comics superhero again.
The Hollywood Reporter then revealed that they’re looking for a black director to helm the upcoming Black Superman movie.
They already have a shortlist of names, which includes Barry Jenkins, Steven Caple Jr., J.D. Dillard, Regina King and Shaka King.
Fans are really pissed off with Warner Bros. Pictures after they reveal Black Superman news on Henry Cavill’s birthday
@warnerbros are just so out of touch and has no idea how to run @DCComics. it's pretty messed up to announce a superman reboot on Henry Cavill's birthday. The only dude who should be Kal El right now. Please just sell @DCComics to someone who will do the right thing for it
— Nick Abrahamson (@nickabrahamson) May 5, 2021
@THR So you mark the birthday of Henry Cavell with a story of the search for black #Superman for the reboot? Who pulls your strings? Total disrespect. The Rock (Black Atom) will only work with Henry's Supes.
— William La Rochelle beep/bop/boop (@Jawsphobia) May 5, 2021
Happy Birthday Henry Cavill! Honestly, the recent Superman reboot news is cool but it's kinda weird that they put it out on Henry Cavill's birthday.
— kothuboy21 (@kothuboy21) May 5, 2021
Me To Warner's Bros RN after they're saying they Gonna do Black Superman (Kal El) by announcing it on Henry Cavill Birthday pic.twitter.com/ET5C1p2Q33
— Anthony S (@StraderZane) May 5, 2021
So, on Henry Cavill’s birthday, WB decides to announce a reboot of his Superman? Wtf? WB continues to prove that they don’t deserve DC https://t.co/gbRn6tadg6
— Logan #RestoreTheSnyderVerse (@DiamondSpiderP) May 5, 2021
So, fans then took to Twitter to reveal their true feelings about Warner Bros.’s actions.
How could they do this to Cavill?
How could they release this news – via The Hollywood Reporter – on Henry Cavill’s birthday.
It’s also interesting that this news came from The Hollywood Reporter.
They’ve been posting articles that have been very critical of the Hollywood movie studio.
The Ray Fisher article is one that comes to mind.
So, what is going on over at Warners?
Why are they trying so hard to piss off DCEU and SnyderVerse fans?
I have no idea, but you can let me know what you think of all of this in the comments below.
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