DC Studios' James Gunn Offers Clarity on Henry Cavill's Rumored Replacement

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James Gunn and Peter Safran's initial slate for the soon-to-be-revamped DC Universe has generated mixed reception from fans but there's no denying that the DC Studios co-CEOs have managed to keep the fandom intrigued and engaged.

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Now, if you haven't been keeping up with the latest news, the first chapter of the DCU will take a page out of the old regime's playbook with the return of Superman to the big screen. Since its announcement, Gunn's Superman: Legacy has been making quite a noise online and unsurprisingly, several names have begun popping up as potential candidates for the role.

However, despite what the rumor mill is telling you, it appears that there's zero truth to the ongoing reports that the Superman reboot is already in its casting stage. Taking to Twitter, the Peacemaker director put an end to a circulating rumor that they've already begun looking for the franchise's Man of Steel.

According to @DCULeaks, the studio is currently eyeing actor Luke Eisner to become Henry Cavill's official successor but it turns out that the relatively unknown actor isn't in contention just yet as casting has yet to commence.

Gunn wrote: "False (casting has not begun)." Check out his response below:

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As it stands, Gunn is still writing the script for Superman: Legacy and it's far from completion according to him. It doesn't look like he's in a hurry to begin looking for the actor who will breathe life into his version of Kal-El and we'd like to assume that casting announcements won't be made until at least the end of the year of the first half of 2024 when the DCU is officially cleared to hit the reset button.

For now, let's just enjoy the waiting game and support the remaining projects they put out before the massive shake-up.

DC Studios' Superman: Legacy is currently slated for release on July 11, 2025.

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