Henry Cavill Will Not Return As Superman In ‘Shazam!’ Sequel

Henry Cavill hasn't played Superman since 2017...

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Henry Cavill will not be returning as Superman in Zachary Levi’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods despite some rumors circulating the internet recently.

Last May, it was reported that Henry Cavill was in talks for his long-awaited return as Superman for multiple DC projects. The names of the DC films weren’t revealed in the report, but many assumed one of them would be the Shazam! sequel due to the end of the first film. Shazam! director David F. Sandberg even tweeted on Friday that Cavill was originally going to cameo before a stand-in took his place.

Because of what happened on the first Shazam! film, David F. Sandberg was also hesitant to address whether Henry Cavill’s Superman would appear in the sequel on social media. Nonetheless, Variety is now reporting that Cavill will not return as Superman in Shazam! Fury of the Gods as rumors were starting to spread around the internet.

Now that Shazam! Fury of the Gods is off the list, where will Henry Cavill’s Superman show up next? Comment below!

The good news is Henry Cavill’s Superman will appear in Zack Snyder’s Justice League:

“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is expected to hit HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Henry Cavill’s Superman, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: Variety

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.