James Gunn clears up the confusion in Superman: Legacy after recasting Henry Cavill

James Gunn made a point of confusion over recasting Henry Cavill as Superman.

Cavill has played the Kryptonian superhero in several DC comics, including man of steelAnd Batman v SupermanAnd Justice League.

Although the actor reprises a recent cameo role in the light It was confirmed last year that Cavill would be replaced in the DC universe in the future.

The decision was said to have stayed with Guardians of the Galaxy Director James Gunn, who along with producer Peter Safran was named co-president and co-CEO of DC Studios last year.

In June, Gunn announced that he would be cast as Superman in the future Superman: Legacy by politician Star David Corenswet. The film is scheduled to be released in cinemas in 2025.

Gunn initially wrote that Cavill was being reworked because of his lack of confidence Superman: Legacy It is set to focus on a younger version of the character.

“In the initial stages, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so Henry Cavill will not be playing the character,” he wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

However, this week Gunn released a clarification on the social media platform Thread, following a question from a fan regarding the latest DC issue. blue beetle.

“even in blue beetle At least in the commercial Jaime knows who Superman is, and you said Blue Beetle is in your DCU,” they asked. “So, is this young Superman set in the past?”

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“I was never going to make a ‘young Superman’ movie, just a Superman movie!” Gunn replied.

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In addition to producing the film, Gunn is also set to direct Superman: Legacy. Rachel Brosnahan will star alongside Corenswet as Lois Lane.

Superman is the second major role Cavill has stepped down from in recent months, along with Mission: Impossible – Fallout The star also stands apart from the Netflix fantasy series the magician.

Cavill played the main role of demon slayer Geralt of Rivia in three seasons of the popular fantasy series. will replace it hunger Games Star Liam Hemsworth.

Cavill’s performance in his recent episodes has been largely praised by fans, with many lamenting the actor’s exit.

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