It’s been revealed that the upcoming The Flash movie will have at least one reference to Henry Cavill’s Superman, and it seems as though this might be DC Studios’ way of saying farewell to Cavill’s version of the DC Comics superhero. This all comes after it was revealed that Cavill would not be returning as Superman in the future DC Studios movies.
It was something of a rollercoaster ride when it came to Cavill’s future as the Man Of Steel, and it was a rollercoaster that didn’t end very well for us fans of his take on the character. I was desperate to see Cavill return as Superman, and we were told that he was coming back in a pretty big way.
Cavill even took to Instagram after the release of Black Adam to reveal that his cameo at the end of the movie was just a taste of what was to come. However, there were huge changes at DC after Cavill’s Instagram post.
Warner Bros Discovery hired James Gunn and Peter Safran to be the co-CEOs of a newly-created studio, DC Studios. Gunn and Safran would now be the heads of DC Studios, and they would be the ones to map the future of DC movies and TV shows.
Henry Cavill’s time as Superman has come to an end… or has it…?
Turns out that Henry Cavill’s Superman wasn’t going to be part of their plans. Gunn then took to Twitter to reveal that he’s working on a new Superman movie called Superman: Legacy and Cavill wouldn’t be playing the Man of Steel in the film.
Cavill then revealed on social media that his time playing Supes had come to an end. It was very sad, and I think I’m pretty safe in saying that we were all shocked by this news. We were all under the impression that Cavill was coming back as Superman, only to learn that the DC plans had changed.
However, it sounds like we might see Cavill’s Superman one last time in the upcoming Flash movie. Well, I say, “see”. It seems his version of the character will be ‘referenced’ in the film. I’m hoping we get to see Cavill back in the suit for one last time. Fingers crossed.
The movie’s new synopsis teases that Ezra Miller’s Flash will be trying to save an “imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for”, which suggests that Barry will be looking for Cavill’s Superman, but will find Sashe Calle’s Supergirl instead. Here’s the movie’s plot synopsis (via The Direct):
Worlds collide in ‘The Flash’ when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for.
This is not the Superman you’re looking for!
Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen and Cavill’s hero have a history thanks to their team-up in 2017’s Justice League (and 2021’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League), and Barry also knows that Clark has defeated General Zod once before. Therefore, it is normal for him to try and find Clark first.
However, instead of finding Clark, he’ll find an imprisoned Kara Danvers – aka Supergirl. Judging by the movie’s trailer, it seems as though Kara is going to come in just as handy as Clark would have done.
Previously, entertainment insider KC Walsh revealed that Cavill had an on-screen cameo, one where Flash “sees him [in the speedforce]”. Here’s what KC had to say on that matter:
It wasn’t Clark Kent, it was Superman in the speed force, and Flash sees him and says ‘Oh this is where you’ve been the whole time’.
At the same time that information was revealed, rumours started circulating that cameos from both Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot had been removed from the Andy Muschietti-directed movie. Moreover, we still don’t officially know who’s going to be turning up in the film apart from two versions of Barry Allen, Kara Danvers, Michael Keaton’s Batman and Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight.
What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to watching The Flash movie when it’s released on June 16th (in the United States) later this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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