Fans still mourn Henry Cavill’s DCU exit and think they’ve found James Gunn’s Superman

DC fandom continues to mourn and mourn the loss of what many thought was perfect superman Pouring into Henry Cavill.

Unfortunately, James Gunn and Peter Safran, co-chairs of the rebranded DCU, announced last week that they were taking the Man of Steel in an entirely new direction. Gunn is currently writing a Superman script that will rewind Clark Kent’s clock and tell a story of his early days in Metropolis. Needing a younger actor, Cavill received his career papers just weeks after returning to the role Black Adam.

Who will become Gunn’s Superman? On the surface it seems too early to tell, but fans believe they’ve found a frontrunner in the Australian actor Jacob Elordi. Judging by the fanart doing the rounds on social media, he certainly lives up to the bill.

At 25, he turned heads on HBO Max as Nate Jacobs euphoria and on Netflix, where he plays Noah Flynn The kissing booth. Physically, he conforms to the legendary Superman role at a reported height of 6ft 5in. That’s reportedly four inches taller than Cavill, who appeared gigantic himself.

Aside from his ventures into streaming series, Elordi has made headlines after being cast as another American icon, Elvis Presley. He will play the ‘King of Rock and Roll’ in Sofia Coppola’s upcoming film. Priscilla.

Months before Gunn and Safran took the reins at DC Studios, fans were dreaming of Elordi as the future Man of Steel, which no doubt contributed to rumors that he was the front-runner for the job months ago.

Various websites with questionable sources reported that Warner Bros. Pictures had their eyes on the young actor prior to the discovery. Although these stories have been attributed The Hollywood Reportera search for the actual story was unsuccessful, so take that with a grain of salt.

However, after seeing the fanart showing Elordi in the world’s most famous cape and spandex, it’s easy to see why WB might be interested.

Add Elordi’s acting skills and this could be a recipe for super success. Sure, he’s no Cavill, but he doesn’t have to be. Gunn is clearly aiming to make the DCU his own by wiping the slate clean. Casting Elordi as his younger Superman for a new era of DC movies could be a winning move. Fans still mourn Henry Cavill’s DCU exit and think they’ve found James Gunn’s Superman

Lindsay Lowe

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