Henry Cavill's Superman Status Uncertain as WarnerMedia Announces J.J. Abrams Reboot

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By Bri Constantino | More Articles Socially awkward straightedge fraud.
February 26, 2021  12:49 PM

Fresh off the premiere of The CW's brand new series Superman & Lois, WarnerMedia dropped a huge bombshell concerning the Man of Steel's future in the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. Pictures' sister production company pretty much confirmed the rumors surrounding J.J. Abrams' Superman project and announced that the Star Wars director will indeed be helming a new live-action film featuring the iconic superhero.

According to a report from ComicBook, Abrams will be teaming up with renowned author and comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates who will pen the script for the project. If you're wondering if the said film will be a direct sequel to Man of Steel, we hate to burst your bubble as the new Superman project is set to be a reboot.

But here's the catch, WarnerMedia didn't address whether Henry Cavill will be reprising his role or not and as of writing, the British actor's status in the DC Extended Universe remains uncertain. It's still a developing story so we'll keep you posted once new information is released.

Henry has lobbied for years to play Kal-El on the big screen. In fact, long before he landed the role in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, Cavill also auditioned in 2006's Superman Returns but was ultimately bested by Brandon Routh. Several reports claimed that the star of The Witcher isn't part of WB's priorities which led a lot of people to believe that his days as the mighty Kryptonian are over.

While I remain hopeful that WB will still keep Cavill onboard, something tells me that this entire "reboot" is meant to replace him as Superman considering the project is still set in the DCEU's continuity. I hope I'm wrong as I'll be so bummed out if Cavill ends up getting booted out. 

Other details about J.J. Abrams' Superman film are still being kept under wraps.

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