Many around the world were shocked when James Gunn announced his Superman film titled Superman: Legacy won’t have Henry Cavill in the lead role.
We’ve seen Cavill back as Superman not long ago in Black Adam. And Cavill even announced his return soon after.
Dwayne Johnson was even hyping up the future of Black Adam that there would be a big fight between them. Johnson wanted Cavill to return because DC Films has already made a number of films after Justice League in 2017, but Superman hasn’t been seen. Fans were wondering why.
James Gunn said about Cavill not part of Superman Legacy during the press conference:
I like Henry, I think he’s a great guy. I think he’s getting dicked around by a lot of people, including the former regime at this company.
Henry Cavill was ‘Dicked Around’ By Former DC Films Execs Says James Gunn
A few months ago, it was revealed that Warner Bros declared Henry Cavill “persona non grata” after not doing the Shazam! cameo as a favour. This was revealed by former Warner executive Toby Emmerich saying:
Henry Cavill is now persona non grata, he’s not gonna play ball with the studio? He will never be Superman again.
There were reports that Cavill and his management were difficult to work with. All because of a cameo scene? Of course, this could mean much more than just that. But we wonder.
So far, based on what people see, Cavill seems like a good guy to work with. And he does get the audience when given a good property to work with. Look at Netflix’s The Witcher, many fans of the show have been watching because of the actor.
With Superman, many believe Henry Cavill was great casting, the problem is the material that he’s given. Zack Snyder was working on a Superman reboot with Man of Steel, which did fine on its own, by the way, financially. But later was forced to make an entire DC Universe out of it with a team-up with the Justice League as quickly as possible.
I was personally disappointed that DC Films rushed the death of Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was too quick since we were just introduced to the character. Fans haven’t had a full connection with the character yet. Then, not long after, they resurrect him in Justice League.
They didn’t even dive into Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent, the mild-mannered reporter. So much potential was wasted because DC was trying to catch up with Marvel’s success.
Henry Cavill was ‘Dicked Around’ by the Former DC Regime
DC Films never made a Man of Steel sequel, even though many were looking forward to seeing it.
It just saddens a lot of fans because James Gunn didn’t get Henry Cavill for the new Superman Legacy. Gunn said:
This Superman is not Henry, for a number of reasons.
Cavill is not getting any younger. He’s already 39 years old, and the 10-year plan for DC Studios is set to go beyond that. There is a deep focus on a younger actor. Yes, they could have deep-faked Henry Cavill, but I don’t think Warner has the same resources as Disney.
But even though Superman: Legacy will be about a younger version of Superman, Gunn made it clear that this is not Superboy. The new Superman film is said to be the true start of the new DC Universe.
I am hoping that Cavill will return at some point in the future of the DC Universe. Kingdom Come or Crisis could still happen. At least give him a good end to his version of Superman. But that’s just me.
What do you think of the treatment of Henry Cavill from DC Films? Will Cavill get the opportunity again in the new DC Universe? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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