Barely two months after Henry Cavill announced he would be returning to the role of Superman, subsequently stepping back from Netflix’s The Witcher series, the actor has shared that he won’t be returning to play the DC superhero, actually. The news comes as James Gunn announced his first Superman project, which would focus on the hero in his younger years.
In his first big move since stepping up to lead DC’s cinematic universe James Gunn will be writing a Superman prequel film that will follow a young Clark Kent during his time as a Daily Planet reporter, THR reports.
“In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill,” Gunn explained. “But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future.”