Our Favourites On Who Will Be The New Superman
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Our Favourites On Who Will Be The New Superman

Jasmyne Jeffery December 15, 2022

Henry Cavill took to Instagram a few hours ago to announce that he will not be playing Superman going forward. Now the job is open, fans are debating on who will be the new Superman. We have our favourites right here.

It’s official. Henry Cavill will no longer be playing Superman. Although it was thought that the actor was back in the big seat after a cameo in Black Adam earlier this year, it seems as if it was just a fill-in. His departure from the DC Universe franchise has been heavily rumoured for a while but now it is certain. What this does mean, of course, is that someone else will become the Man of Steel as James Gunn takes the reigns with the DC characters.

Henry Cavill Is No Longer Superman

Henry Cavill made the “sad” announcement to his 23 million followers on Instagram in the early hours of the morning GMT.

Fans and friends alike immediately commented with messages of shock an support for the actor, even when his statement was very amicable.

It was thought that Cavill was leaving the role for some time after disappointing reactions to Justice League, Batman VS Superman. However, fans have always been very clear that it was never because of his incarnation of the role.

The actor first appeared as Superman in the 2013 film Man Of Steel. But that was the only film his character had alone. His last appearance was only earlier this year in Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Black Adam, which renewed hope for fans and the actor that Cavill would continue in the role.

Alas, it was not meant to be and someone else must take the mantle of one of the most famous superheroes. The news also comes after the star departed from The Witcher franchise, something that fans had absolutely adored him in. However, with that announcement also came the news that Liam Hemsworth will be taking over the role of Geralt of Rivia.

This time we haven’t any news of what’s to come.

Our Favourites On Who Will Be The New Superman

No official announcement has been made yet, but that never stops fans from speculating about who they want or think it will be.

Michael B Jordan

When it was first rumoured that Cavill was leaving, Michael B Jordan was a name thrown around a lot. Now the position is open again, it’s hard not to think about him again. The 35-year-old actor already has superhero fame after playing Killmonger in the first Black Panther and clearly likes Superman after being connected to the Val-Jod project.

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We’re not sure anybody would be surprised if Jordan became the Man of Steel. Plus, it would be a historic casting as he would be the first Black Superman on screen.

David Corenswet

David Corenswet is often fancast in the role, so of course, he has to make our list of favourites on who will be the new Superman. The 29-year-old would have plenty of years still left in him to take on the superhero properly, but we can’t help but think he looks a little too much like Henry Cavill…

Of course, Superman has a certain look, but on-screen adaptations don’t have to be *that* accurate. Eitherway, the American actor isn’t a huge name. But, he definitely has experience from his roles in Look Both Ways and Hollywood.

Regé-Jean Page

Whether it’s Superman or James Bond, Regé-Jean Page’s name has been thrown around a lot. We all know him as our favourite Duke of Hastings, but he’s been absent from Bridgerton since the first series. Perhaps he’ll be using his free time to become the Man of Steel instead.

Plus, it would be nice for the role to stick with a Brit after Henry Cavill. There seems to be something about superheroes and being British that neither Marvel nor DC can shake. We definitely don’t think there’s a coincidence there either. The actor is starring in the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons film with Chris Pine. Look out for that if you want to see Page in action.

With a new Superman project already in the works, it won’t be long until we get some more information. For now, it’s time to say goodbye to Henry Cavill and speculate who our favourites to be the new Superman will be.

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.