"My Turn To Wear The Cape Has…": Henry Cavill's Massive Update For ‘Superman’ Fans

Actor Henry Cavill on Thursday confirmed that he would no longer be playing the role of 'Superman'. Read statement here.

Vishesh Roy
By Vishesh Roy |
 Thursday December 15, 2022
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Henry Cavill to no longer play 'Superman' in DC movies.

Actor Henry Cavill posted a lengthy statement on Thursday, saying that he would no longer be playing the iconic role of 'Superman'. In his statement posted on Instagram, the actor said that his turn to wear the cape has passed and it is a "sad news". Henry Cavill's statement came on the same day when DC Studios co-head James Gunn announced that he is writing a new feature film about ‘Superman’. 

"I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman. 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," Cavill wrote in his statement on Instagram. 

"For those who have been by my side through the years… we can mourn for a bit, but then we must remember… Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards," he added.


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Earlier on Thursday, James Gunn announced that Henry Cavill would no longer play the role of 'Superman'.

“Peter & I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over-the-moon about; we’ll be able to share some exciting information about our first projects at the beginning of the new year,” Gunn tweeted. 

“Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill. 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," he wrote in another tweet.

This 'Superman' news comes days after Warner Bros announced their decision to not go ahead with a new 'Wonder Woman' movie with director Patty Jenkins.

James Gunn has said that more details on the reimagined DC Universe would come out in January 2023.

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