The new co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn, has shot down another unfounded rumor about who might play Superman next with Henry Cavill moving on from the role.
Posting on Twitter, Gunn responded to the unfounded speculation that Jacob Elordi (The Kissing Booth) could play Superman next. Gunn said, “My thoughts are no one has been cast as Superman yet.”
Adding some further clarity and context, Gunn said casting for a new Superman actor will come when a script is “finished or close to finished.” And in the case of the next Superman film, this hasn’t happened yet.
Fans eager for more news about the next Superman movie should get comfortable. While DC is planning to announce “a few things” in the “not too long” future, Gunn said, casting for the next Superman won’t be one of them.
My thoughts are no one has been cast as Superman yet. Casting, as is almost always the case with me, will happen after the script is finished or close to finished, and it isn’t. We’ll announce a few things in not too long, but the casting of Superman won’t be one of them. 🧜♂️ https://t.co/2SGWV2RSI7
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 13, 2023
In 2022, Cavill announced that he would return to play Superman, and later confirmed he would leave The Witcher to presumably make room for this. However, not long after, it was confirmed that Cavill would not return to play Superman in the next project, which will focus on a younger Superman.
James Gunn will be writing a Superman prequel film that will follow a young Clark Kent during his time as a Daily Planet reporter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cavill may yet return to play Superman once again, but not yet. “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,” Gunn explained. “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.”
It’s still pretty early days for the next Superman project, so there is no word yet on a script, casting, a release date, or anything else pertaining to the film.
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