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New Superman movie coming from JJ Abrams, but will Henry Cavill star?

New Superman movie coming from JJ Abrams, but will Henry Cavill star?

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A Shirtless Henry Cavill On The Set Of 'Man Of Steel'
A Shirtless Henry Cavill On The Set Of 'Man Of Steel'
A Shirtless Henry Cavill On The Set Of 'Man Of Steel'
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A Shirtless Henry Cavill On The Set Of 'Man Of Steel'

Henry Cavill has taken on the role of Superman for nearly a decade now since Man of Steel came out in 2013. We’ll see him in the role again come March 18, when Zack Snyder’s Justice League drops on HBO Max. But that’s a re-up of a 2017 movie. We haven’t seen Cavill as Superman in anything brand new for a few years now, although he’s said he would love to return.

Meanwhile, Ben Affleck has officially retired as Batman as Warner Bros. has rethought the DCEU in the wake of some box office disappoints, the original Justice League among them. And now Deadline brings us the news that J.J. Abrams will produce “a Superman reboot feature” for Warner Bros. and DC, to be written by author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Of the project, J.J. Abrams said, “There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with the brilliant Mr. Coates to help bring that story to the big screen, and we’re beyond thankful to the team at Warner Bros. for the opportunity.”

Henry Cavill Showing Off His Physique On Set Of "Man Of Steel"
Actor Henry Cavill braves the cold and wet weather as he once again goes shirtless on the set of “Man of Steel” in Vancouver, Canada on October 26, 2011. (Photo by Flynet)

We were always going to get another Superman movie sooner or later — he’s too popular a character to just leave on the table. It’s unclear if Cavill is coming back for this one, but the word “reboot” makes me think they’re going in a whole new direction.

Coates — whose books include The Beautiful Struggle, Between the World and Me, and We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy — is a fairly big name to attach to the project. He’s written Black Panther and Captain America series for Marvel Comics and received a special thanks credit on Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and Black Panther. Marvel and DC, always wooing each other’s talent.

The author expressed in a statement, “To be invited into the DC Extended Universe by Warner Bros., DC Films and Bad Robot is an honor. I look forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”




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