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DC Studios boss says Henry Cavill was 'dicked around' over Superman casting

DC Studios boss says Henry Cavill was 'dicked around' over Superman casting

James Gunn says he feels Cavill was "dicked around" by "former regimes" at DC Studios, but has reiterated that he wasn't fired.

Plans for the beginning of the new, rebooted DCU have now been announced, and exciting as they are, it’s still weird to think that Henry Cavill isn’t going to be involved.

It was announced at the end of last year that Cavill won’t be reprising his role as Superman in the DCU’s “initial stages”. Not only was this heartbreaking news, but it was also a huge shock since he’d already teased his return as the character. With Superman: Legacy officially announced, fans are wondering who the next man of steel will be - many have got their hearts set on Euphoria star Jacob Elordi.

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New potential movie castings aside, speaking to TheWrap, DC Studios CEO James Gunn acknowledged that Cavill has been seriously “dicked around” by all of this, but has reiterated that he wasn’t fired from his role.

“I like Henry. He’s a great guy,” Gunn said. “I think he’s gotten dicked around by a lot of people, including former regimes at this company. But this Superman’s not Henry for a number of reasons.

“To me, first of all, we didn’t fire Henry,” he continued. “Henry was never cast. Henry was in a cameo [Black Adam] and that was the end of his story. A lot of people made assumptions out of that that weren’t necessarily true. But for me, it’s about who do I want to cast as Superman and who does the filmmakers who are making the movie want to cast, and for me for this story, it isn’t Henry.”

Who exactly this new star will be remains to be seen - responding to the demand for Elordi to be Cavill’s replacement, Gunn recently clarified that no one has been cast yet, and won’t be until the script for Superman: Legacy is complete (or near enough, anyway).

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Topics: Superman, TV And Film, DC