Shazam 2: Henry Cavill will not appear as Superman

Shazam 2: Henry Cavill will not appear as Superman
After playing the lead roles in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, many have wondered when we would see Henry Cavill as the Kryptonian superhero in a new movie. In the finale of the first Shazam! we witnessed a cameo of his in the film's finale, even if the shot didn't show the hero's face for a good reason: it wasn't really Henry Cavill but Ryan Handley, Zachary Levi's stuntman, in his costume .

Since then, more and more rumors have started to circulate about his next appearance, also in response to the news that the actor was in talks for his return. Although Cavill himself, speaking of his interest in playing Superman again, said he was struck by the enthusiasm of the fans, he also admitted that the amount and insistence of certain speculations come to be maddening.

One of the Most acclaimed rumors saw Superman reappear in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, but it was recently debunked.

Variety colleagues have in fact claimed to have heard two sources close to the film's production and Henry Cavill's professional commitments and may rule out that there are any plans for the film. inclusion of the actor.

David F. Sandberg himself, director of the first Shazam! who will reprise his role for the sequel as well, he had said about the persistent rumors with a post on Twitter:

“I'm not going to comment on the casting rumors for several reasons. One is that you can't be sure of anything until it has happened. Halfway through the filming of Shazam! the plan was still for Cavill to participate. The scoop hunters could have found out and been right in that moment but in the end they would have been wrong. "

Not going to comment on casting rumors for several reasons. One being you can’t be sure about anything until it’s happened. Halfway through shooting Shazam the plan was still for Cavill to be in it. Scoopers could have scooped that and been right at the time but wrong in the end.

- David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) February 5, 2021

For now so we know for sure that Henry Cavill will return as Superman in Zack Snyder's Justice League, coming to HBO Max on March 18.

For Shazam! Fury of the Gods will have to wait a lot longer, as its release in theaters is currently scheduled for June 2, 2023.

If you enjoyed Henry Cavill's performance as Superman on Amazon you can recover Man of Steel in blu ray or perhaps in a special version with two discs in 4K Ultra HD or in DVD version.

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