Director James Gunn has finally unveiled the timeline for casting the highly-anticipated reboot of the Superman film franchise. The news, announced last month, that Henry Cavill would not be reprising his role as the iconic superhero sent shockwaves through the fan community.

The decision to take the character in a new direction has left many eager to see who will take on the mantle of Clark Kent. Speculation is rampant as to who the new Man of Steel will be, with the rumor mill working overtime to predict the next person to don the iconic cape and tights.

Just a short while ago, the possibility of Henry Cavill continuing his role as the iconic Superman had fans excited for a new chapter in the character’s story, but it seems that this next era for the Man of Steel will not be happening after all.

Fans of the upcoming Superman film have been eagerly speculating about who will be cast in the iconic role, with many pointing to Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi as a top pick. However, director James Gunn has now taken to Twitter to clarify that no one has been cast in the film yet. He wrote that casting, as is usually the case with him, will happen after the script is finished or close to finished, and that isn’t the case at the moment. He also mentioned that some announcements will be made soon, but the casting of Superman won’t be one of them.

The team at DC Studios are currently planning out the next ten years of films, with the help of James Gunn and producer Peter Safran, who have been keeping tight-lipped about their plans so far. The only information that is confirmed is that Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam will not be returning, a third Wonder Woman film directed by Patty Jenkins has been scrapped and Henry Cavill is no longer Superman.

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According to reports, James Gunn, the director of the upcoming Superman film, plans to focus on an earlier stage in the superhero’s life, which is why Henry Cavill will not be reprising his role. After being appointed as one of the new CEOs of DC last year, James acknowledged that not everyone will be satisfied with every decision made, but he and the team will be working to tell the best story and honor the characters that fans have come to love.

of Batman can rest easy knowing that the plans for the next ten years of DC films will not affect the standalone Batman universe created by Matt Reeves. The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, was a huge success in 2022, grossing $770 million worldwide, and Matt has confirmed that he’s already working on a sequel, which will feature Pattinson reprising his role. However, no other details about the sequel have been revealed yet.