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Will Henry Cavill return as Superman after James Gunn’s failure? Zack Snyder drops hints


Superman Fans around the world were deeply disappointed and saddened when British actor Henry Cavill announced that he would not be returning to play the beloved comic book character. In his statement, he wrote, “My role to wear the cap is over, but what Superman stands for will never happen. It’s been an interesting journey with all of you, forward and upward.”

American director Zack Synder posted something on his Vero account that got fans interested. They are intrigued and excited about the possibility of Cavill returning to play Superman. What is he hoping the fan base will see the magician The star back in action? Is it a random post or a tease of what’s to come? Read on to find out more details.

What did Zack Synder post?

Synder recently posted two black and white photos of Cavill as Superman which led to rumors that it’s a hint at the 39-year-old actor’s return. While one of the posts features a black and white photo of Cavill that the director clicked on, the other has text written on top of the photo itself. The text says, “Life is a cycle, from birth to death to rebirth. Thus the hero’s journey is also a cycle. A continuous journey of growth and transformation.” 28 29 Apr 30.”

The acronyms MOS BVS ZSJL stand for Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, three films directed by Snyder. Although it’s unclear if the photos actually tease a potential returner, people are already starting to speculate. Dates reported that she matches the tease Darkseid made earlier this week with a video. The Darkseid clip he posted hinted at an “coming cast” and mentioned the dates April 28-30.

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James Gunn mode and the DCU

Towards the end of 2022, director James Gunn and producer Peter Safran are named CEOs of DC Studios, dramatically changing the schedule for upcoming DC Universe projects. On the Superman situation, Gunn tweeted, “Peter and I have a DC page ready to go, which we can’t be too much about; we’ll be able to share some exciting information about our first projects early in the new year. Among those on the list is Superman. In the early stages, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so Henry Cavill won’t be playing the character.”

He further added, “But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re huge fans and talked about a number of exciting possibilities of working together in the future.” Stay tuned to find out more about whether this teaser turns out to be what fans are hoping for.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.