Another day, another DC Studios story. It looks like James Gunn and Peter Safran, the new co-CEOs are starting completely fresh with DC by scrapping everything related to the old DC Extended Universe.
As previously reported, Wonder Woman 3 isn’t going forward at this moment and it seems Aquaman might also be swimming away from the DC cinematic universe after next year’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Henry Cavill just returned to play Superman in a mid-credits scene in Black Adam and later confirmed he was indeed back for good. Cavill is also leaving The Witcher in which he has played Geralt of Rivia for three seasons.
It all came crashing down after Cavill posted a statement on social media saying he would not be returning as Superman after all.
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“I will, after all, not be returning as Superman,” Cavill wrote on Instagram. “After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life. The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes.”
As he did with Patty Jenkins’ statement, James Gunn assured fans on Twitter that there was no hostility between DC Studios and Cavill, even if Cavill did say he was disappointed not to be returning to wear the iconic cape.
Gunn did announce a new Superman film, though, noting that it would focus on Superman’s early years.
But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 15, 2022
It seems that Gunn and Safran are looking to completely reshuffle the deck that is the DCEU, but it remains to be seen if his gamble will work.