Henry Cavill dropped as Superman weeks after announcing return to role
Actor Henry Cavill has been dropped as Superman by the new bosses of DC Studios, less than two months after he announced his return to the role.
“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,” Cavill said.
“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.”
He said there were no hard feelings.
“The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that,” he continued, in his Instagram post.
“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.”
Gunn and Safran took over DC Studios in late October, just after Cavill made a surprise appearance as the Man of Steel during the credits of the Dwayne Johnson film Black Adam.
The British actor then posted a video telling fans: “I wanted to make it official, that I am back as Superman.” The Black Adam cameo was “just a very small taste of things to come”, he added.