The new co-CEO of DC Studios, James Gunn, has shot down one other unfounded rumor about who may play Superman subsequent with Henry Cavill transferring on from the position.
Posting on Twitter, Gunn responded to the unfounded hypothesis that Jacob Elordi (The Kissing Booth) might play Superman subsequent. Gunn stated, “My thoughts are no one has been cast as Superman yet.”
Adding some additional readability and context, Gunn stated casting for a brand new Superman actor will come when a script is “finished or close to finished.” And within the case of the subsequent Superman movie, this hasn’t occurred but.
Fans looking forward to extra information in regards to the subsequent Superman film ought to get snug. While DC is planning to announce “a few things” within the “not too long” future, Gunn stated, casting for the subsequent Superman will not be certainly one of them.
My ideas are nobody has been forged as Superman but. Casting, as is nearly all the time the case with me, will occur after the script is completed or near completed, and it isn’t. We’ll announce a number of issues in not too lengthy, however the casting of Superman gained’t be certainly one of them. 🧜♂️ https://t.co/2SGWV2RSI7
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 13, 2023
In 2022, Cavill introduced that he would return to play Superman, and later confirmed he would go away The Witcher to presumably make room for this. However, not lengthy after, it was confirmed that Cavill wouldn’t return to play Superman within the subsequent undertaking, which is able to concentrate on a youthful Superman.
James Gunn will likely be writing a Superman prequel movie that may comply with a younger Clark Kent throughout his time as a Daily Planet reporter, in line with The Hollywood Reporter.
Cavill might but return to play Superman as soon as once more, however not but. “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 defined. “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.”
It’s nonetheless fairly early days for the subsequent Superman undertaking, so there isn’t any phrase but on a script, casting, a launch date, or the rest pertaining to the movie.