At today’s press conference to unveil the studio’s future slate, DC Studios film chiefs James Gunn and Peter Safran touched on Henry Cavill’s exit as Superman from the studio and whether other former Justice League stars, like Ben Affleck and Jason Momoa, might be back.
“We didn’t’ fire Henry,” said Gunn when asked why Cavill returned for Black Adam and then was abruptly let go. “Henry was never cast. He was in a cameo and that was the end of his story.”
“A lot of people made assumptions which weren’t true,” the Scooby Doo! writer said. “But for me, it’s about who do I want to cast as Superman and who do the filmmakers want to cast. For me, for this story, it isn’t Henry. I like Henry. He’s a great guy. I think he’s gotten dicked around by a lot of people including former regimes of this company. But this Superman isn’t Henry for a number of reasons.”
While Gal Gadot and Zachary Levi are out for the moment as Wonder Woman and Shazam, there’s also still a chance they may be back down the line.
“There’s no reason why all the people you mentioned, couldn’t be part of the DCU, we just haven’t decided what the story is that we want to tell that incorporates Shazam or Aquaman,” said Safran.
Ezra Miller might be back to play The Flash, hinted Safran.
“Ezra is completely committed to their recovery,” said Safran. “We’re fully supportive of that journey that they’re on right now. When the time is right, when they feel they are ready to have the discussion, we’ll all figure out what the best way forward is. But right now, they are completely focused on their recovery.”