Henry Cavill’s Superman future has been a whirlwind for fans in recent months. For the past few years, hopes of his return after Justice League seemed unlikely. But out of the blue, Dwayne Johnson managed to persuade DC to allow the Clark Kent actor to make a cameo appearance in the end credits scene of his recent movie Black Adam.
After the reveal, which leaked before Black Adam hit theaters in October, Cavill took to social media to confirm that he would indeed be returning as Superman. The 39-year-old happily confirmed on Instagram: “A little taste of what’s to come my friends. The dawn of renewed hope. Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded.”
Since then, though, there’s been a major shakeup at Warner Bros, with The Suicide Squad director James Gunn being named one of the co-heads of the recently renamed DC Studios.
The Hollywood Reporter then ran a story of how the filmmaker was outlining the franchise’s new future, one that canceled Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 3, with Black Adam 2 now looking unlikely.
The outlet also called Cavill’s situation “more than a little thorny,” especially after the latter’s hopes and the fact that he filmed a Superman cameo in next year’s The Flash.
As a result, fans are understandably fearful for the star’s much-loved superhero incarnation, especially since his Man of Steel 2 is reportedly shutting down as well. But now Gunn has finally spoken out on the matter.
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The Den of Nerds tweeted: “James Gunn doesn’t like Henry Cavill.” In response, a fan asked the director to “debunk this one.” To which the filmmaker replied: “Of course: false.”
The original Twitter user then wrote: “Even more people have reached out to me since you said this to tell me they really don’t like you. I’m just saying what I heard. The new DC boss then responded: “How strange. You seemed so connected! Anyway, forty people came up to me to tell me that you just got kicked out of your mom’s basement. I’m sorry man.
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