Ex-WB Boss Has Been Wanting to Get Rid of Henry Cavill as Superman Since 2018

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2023 marks the 10th anniversary of the DC Universe's inception but it's also the year that signals the end of the franchise which initially showed a tremendous amount of promise. Poor creative decisions and alleged personal vendetta from executives ultimately led to its demise and now, the franchise is under the stewardship of DC Studios' James Gunn and Peter Safran.

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Last year, it seemed like the DCU was finally getting back on track after Henry Cavill made his shocking return as Superman in Black Adam. His cameo would later spawn an announcement from the actor about his full-time return to the role but not long after that, it was confirmed by Gunn himself that Cavill isn't going to play the Man of Steel moving forward.

Cavill's working relationship with WB has been the subject of controversy over the last couple of years and as it turns out, the company's top executives weren't fans of the 39-year-old actor. In fact, one boss has been trying to get rid of Cavill for the last five years.

According to a new report from Variety, former Warner Bros. film chief Toby Emmerich, who stepped down from his executive position last year has been orchestrating a plan to get rid of Cavill as Superman since 2018. The reason for his apparent dislike of the British star wasn't disclosed but ultimately, he succeeded as Cavill has officially been let go from the franchise.

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WB and DC Studios definitely did Henry dirty and say what you will about his DCU tenure, he didn't deserve the treatment the company gave him.

Meanwhile, details surrounding James Gunn's Superman project are still being kept under wraps.