Despite announcing that he was returning as Superman, Henry Cavill says that's no longer the case.
On Instagram, he writes that he had a meeting with new DC Studios co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran — "and it's sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman."
He added, "After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn't the easiest, but that's life. The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes. For those who have been by my side through the years....we can mourn for a bit, but then we must remember... Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It's been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards."
James Gunn confirmed the news saying he's writing a Superman movie that will take place in the character's early days. Apparently Cavill is too old for the role.
Cavill was expected to return as the Man of Steel after he made a cameo in Black Adam.