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Henry Cavill’s Future as Superman Is Reportedly Up in the Air…Again

henry cavill as superman in man of steel.

So after all this, it seems as if The Man of Steel 2 might end up getting scrapped from DC anyway. The Henry Cavill-led movie was a long time in the making and got fans really excited when Cavill left The Witcher to focus on his role of Clark Kent. But now, in an exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter which also hinted at the cancelation of Wonder Woman 3, it seems as if Cavill’s second film might also be on the chopping block.

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This comes from a possible scenario from the future which completely shuts down the Snyderverse and will see the end of Cavill’s Clark Kent and even Jason Momoa’s Aquaman along with the Wonder Woman 3 news. Which…is not really what fans want out of this overhaul of the DCU. Casting was not What fans had a problem with.

It comes right after the excitement that Cavill shared what was to come with his take on Superman. So if that is the path that James Gunn and Peter Safran take, it is going to come with a lot of pushback.

The news does include Momoa moving on from Aquaman which pairs with the rumors that he is going to play the alien known as Lobo in future movies (meaning we’d have to lose Aquaman for Lobo which doesn’t really track for me, if I’m being honest). It just feels like an unnecessary shake-up because the casting of our heroes hasn’t ever really been the problem these movies have faced. And it is telling that this is an option when they are still planning on releasing The Flash as is with Ezra Miller as the lead…

This is still just one option though and one I hope isn’t taken.

The hope of Henry Cavill’s Superman

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Henry Cavill was crafted to play Clark Kent and what we did see of him was pretty good. Yes, the writing was not perfect, but he was. And so to completely throw that idea out so we can erase the Snyderverse? That’s…odd.

On the one hand, I get it. The Snyderverse has come with its fair share of problems for the DCEU and with fans of the franchise but that doesn’t mean that everything in it should have to go. If you’re erasing the Snyderverse, you’d then be erasing what did work about the DCEU prior to the takeover of Gunn and Safran.

As I’ve said before, I hope that this doesn’t happen and that Cavill, Momoa, and Gadot all get their time to shine once more. But if I got my hopes up for Cavill’s return for nothing???? I’m going to be very mad!

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Rachel Leishman (She/Her) is an Assistant Editor at the Mary Sue. She's been a writer professionally since 2016 but was always obsessed with movies and television and writing about them growing up. A lover of Spider-Man and Wanda Maximoff's biggest defender, she has interests in all things nerdy and a cat named Benjamin Wyatt the cat. If you want to talk classic rock music or all things Harrison Ford, she's your girl but her interests span far and wide. Yes, she knows she looks like Florence Pugh.

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