Henry Cavill has recently been fired from playing the Superman role. And fans are eagerly awaiting to know who will don the cape for the Superman reboot. However, there were speculations swirling around social media that Jacob Elordi will play the role of Clark Kent aka Superman in the upcoming reboot.
The rumour grasped the attention of filmmaker, James Gunn, and shed light on the truth. Gunn took to Twitter to shoot down the popular rumour. The director tweeted revealing that no one has been cast as Superman yet. The writer and director for Guardians Of The Galaxy and Suicide Squad also shared that the Superman script is yet to be finished. Gunn responded to a fan’s tweet that read, “Jacob Elordi is rumored to be @JamesGunn’s Superman for the #DCU. Thoughts?”
The filmmaker tweeted, “My thoughts are no one has been cast as Superman yet.” The tweet also includes a couple of photoshopped photos of Elordi dressed as the Man Of Steel. Gunn added in the tweet, “Casting, as is almost always the case with me, will happen after the script is finished or close to finished, and it isn’t.” The director further explained, adding, “We’ll announce a few things in not too long, but the casting of Superman won’t be one of them.”
However, James Gunn’s latest tweet suggests that fans shouldn’t expect an official announcement regarding the casting for Superman anytime soon. Previously, Cavill was up for playing the Superman role for one more time. But, his name was eliminated from the running after he met with Gunn and Safran, as reported by Forbes.
During their conversation, they shared that the script will be about a young Clark Kent who’s just getting started as a reporter for the Daily Planet and early in his career as Superman. For the unversed, Henry Cavill first played the superhero in Man Of Steel (2013) and reprised it four more times in a cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) and Black Adam (2022).