Since the day Henry Cavill announced his return to the DCEU as Superman, his fans were on cloud nine. However, soon after returning as his iconic character, the actor had to put down his Superman cape permanently. While the decision of the new DC boss, James Gunn, enraged the entire fandom, they also predicted the new Man of Steel as well. Amidst the chaos, James Gunn has been interacting with the DCEU fans. This time also, he talked to fans about the replacement of their favorite Superman.
Although fans were hoping they would see their favorite The Witcher star as Superman once again, he had no chance to return as Superman. James Gunn is planning to hire a younger Superman to tell the story of Clark Kent. While the new boss is already working on the script for the new Superman film, fans cannot stop wondering about the new casting process. Since fans have posted some potential actors who could play the character, James Gunn has an answer for all of them.
James Gunn updated the fandom about the replacement for Henry Cavill
After the official exit of the Justice League actor, fans started to put their thoughts on the new Superman actor. As the new boss of the DC Studios is planning to reboot the entire universe by canceling some of the fan-favorite characters, and directing the universe in a different direction, a fan tweeted about the new Superman, asking Gunn if Jacob Elordi was going to be the new Superman.
— Super Film News (@SuperFilmNews) January 13, 2023
While there are many rumors going around about Jacob Elordi being the new Superman, the new DC boss shut them down using his Twitter account. In his reply to this tweet, Gunn cleared people’s doubts once again.
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
While promising the new updates about the new Superman, Gunn cleared he had hired no one yet. He was still working on the script. As soon as he finishes the script, he would start the casting process. Meanwhile, former Superman Brandon Routh also reacted to Gunn’s tweet, trolling the fan edit featuring Elordi.
However, fans believe no one can take the place of their favorite, Henry Cavill. Do you also believe the same? Who do you think can match up to Cavill’s portrayal of the memorable character of Superman? What are your guesses about the potential Superman actors? Tell us in the comment box below.