James Gunn Shoots Down Rumors About Henry Cavill’s Superman Contract

James Gunn sets the record straight.

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James Gunn has addressed a report claiming that Henry Cavill’s Superman is headed to television.

A recent report claimed that Henry Cavill has signed a new Superman contract that involves television appearances. James Gunn, who is currently hard at work setting up the future of the DC Universe alongside his producing partner Peter Safran, has responded to the article on Twitter, shooting it down.

“I’m not sure if you’re purposely lying or being taken advantage of by someone lying to you, but, as I’ve stated on here before, NO ONE knows what’s happening at DC Studios right now other than me & Peter. That would include writing up any new contracts for anyone at this point,” James Gunn wrote in response to the article.

Henry Cavill’s Superman was last seen in the post-credits scene of Black Adam. The movie marked his return to the role for the first time since 2017’s Justice League reshoots, as he was not involved in the additional photography for the Zack Snyder cut.

The latest DC Universe movie, Black Adam, is currently playing in theaters and has so far earned more than $350 million at the worldwide box office. Fans likely won’t see anything from James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DCU plans until 2024 at the earliest. The next four DCU films — Shazam! Fury of the GodsThe FlashBlue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom — were overseen by DC’s previous regime, led by producer Walter Hamada.

A new era for the DC Universe

James Gunn and Peter Safran now in charge of DC’s film, television and animations efforts at Warner Bros. Discovery, bringing the company’s comic book-related assets under one roof. According to reports, Gunn is focusing on the creative direction of the DC Universe while Safran is handling things that are related to business and production.

Last week, Warner Bros. Discovery chief David Zaslav revealed that the two new DC Studios heads are close to completing a multi-year plan. Zaslav is the one they’re reporting to, but they will also collaborate with Warner Bros. Film Group co-heads Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy.

Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Henry Cavill’s Superman and the future of the DC Extended Universe!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.