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Henry Cavill's cameo in Flash film cut just days after his firing

won’t be popping up in the upcoming Flash film, according to .

The 39-year-old actor shot a scene for the movie, but it reportedly won’t appear in the film which is set for release next summer.

Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was also allegedly meant to appear in the film, but it seems she no longer will be, prompting speculation that she may be as well.

No longer in he movie: Henry Cavill won't appear in the upcoming Flash film, according to The Hollywood Reporter (pictured 2013)

No longer in he movie: Henry Cavill won’t appear in the upcoming Flash film, according to The Hollywood Reporter (pictured 2013)

The news that Cavill will no longer appear in the movie came just a few days after it was announced he wouldn’t don Superman’s cape again. 

The British actor most recently has a cameo appearance as Superman at the end of Warner Bros.’ , teasing a showdown between Superman and ‘s Black Adam.

That came just days before James Gunn and Peter Safran were brought on as the new heads of DC Films.

Cavill took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal the news to his 22.9 million followers. 

Coming out soon: The 39-year-old actor shot a scene for the movie, but it won't appear in the film which is set for release next summer; still from Justice League (2017)

Coming out soon: The 39-year-old actor shot a scene for the movie, but it won’t appear in the film which is set for release next summer; still from Justice League (2017)

Moving on from another star: Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman was also supposed to appear in the film though it seems she no longer will prompting speculation that she may be exiting the DC Universe as well (L to R: Affleck, Gadot, Cavill pictured 2016)

Moving on from another star: Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was also supposed to appear in the film though it seems she no longer will prompting speculation that she may be exiting the DC Universe as well (L to R: Affleck, Gadot, Cavill pictured 2016)

A showdown that won't happen: The British actor most recently has a cameo appearance as Superman at the end of Warner Bros. Black Adam , teasing a showdown between Superman and Dwayne Johnson 's Black Adam (pictured 2013)

A showdown that won’t happen: The British actor most recently has a cameo appearance as Superman at the end of Warner Bros. Black Adam , teasing a showdown between Superman and Dwayne Johnson ‘s Black Adam (pictured 2013)

‘I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman,’ Cavill began. 

‘After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life,’ he added. 

‘The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build,’ he added.

‘I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and happiest of fortunes,’ he added.

The actor went on to address, ‘those who have been by my side through the years,’ adding, ‘we can mourn for a bit,’ before addressing the future of the franchise.

New head: That came just days before James Gunn and Peter Safran were brought on as the new heads of DC Films (Gunn pictured 2021)

New head: That came just days before James Gunn and Peter Safran were brought on as the new heads of DC Films (Gunn pictured 2021)

'I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it's sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman,' Cavill began

Meeting: ‘I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman,’ Cavill began

‘But then we must remember…. Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards!’ Cavill concluded. 

Shortly after Cavill’s statement on Instagram, DC Films head James Gunn took to Twitter to elaborate on the future of the beloved Superman character. 

‘Peter & I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over-the-moon about; we’ll be able to share some exciting information about our first projects at the beginning of the new year,’ Gunn began. 

‘Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill,’ Gunn clarified. 

He added, ‘But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future.’

Gunn also answered a few questions from fans in the replies of his Twitter thread, revealing he’s writing the new Superman film… but won’t direct.

Ready: ‘Peter & I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over-the-moon about; we’ll be able to share some exciting information about our first projects at the beginning of the new year,’ Gunn began

Initial: 'Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman's life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill,' Gunn clarified

Initial: ‘Among those on the slate is Superman. In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill,’ Gunn clarified

Great: He added, 'But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we¿re big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future'

Great: He added, ‘But we just had a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future’

‘I am writing (and have been for a while). We don’t know who is directing yet,’ he said in response to a fan who asked if he’s writing/directing the Superman project.

Another fan asked if it would be another ‘origin movie’ like 2013’s Man of Steel, which Gunn replied, ‘No way.’

Another curious fan asked if it would be possible for Ben Affleck to direct the Superman project, with Gunn indicating Affleck is interested in directing a DC superhero movie… though it’s unclear which one.

‘Met with Ben yesterday precisely because he wants to direct & we want him to direct; we just have to find the right project,’ Gunn said. 

Cavill took to Instagram on October 24 – the Monday after Black Adam opened in theaters – sharing a video where he began by stating he wanted to give fans a chance to watch Black Adam, and see his cameo at the end.

‘I wanted to make it official that I am back as Superman. The image you saw on this post and what you saw in Black Adam are just a very small taste of things to come,’ Cavill told his fans, adding, ‘Thank you for your support, and thank you for your patience. I promise it will be rewarded.

Just one day after Cavill’s post, it was reported that Gunn and Safran were taking over as heads of DC Films, effective November 1.

Since then, it’s been reported that Wonder Woman 3 will not be moving forward, with other unconfirmed reports suggesting that the heroes assembled by director Zack Snyder for his Justice League movie – including Ben Affleck’s Batman, Ezra Miller’s The Flash, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg will be abandoned and new heroes cast in their place.

While those rumors have yet to be confirmed, the scrapping of Wonder Woman 3 and now confirmation that Cavill will not return as Superman seems to lend more credence to them. 

Writing: 'I am writing (and have been for a while). We don¿t know who is directing yet,' he said in response to a fan who asked if he's writing/directing the Superman project

Writing: ‘I am writing (and have been for a while). We don’t know who is directing yet,’ he said in response to a fan who asked if he’s writing/directing the Superman project

No way: Another fan asked if it would be another 'origin movie' like 2013's Man of Steel, which Gunn replied, 'No way'

No way: Another fan asked if it would be another ‘origin movie’ like 2013’s Man of Steel, which Gunn replied, ‘No way’

Possible: Another curious fan asked if it would be possible for Ben Affleck to direct the Superman project, with Gunn indicating Affleck is interested in directing a DC superhero movie... though it's unclear which one

Possible: Another curious fan asked if it would be possible for Ben Affleck to direct the Superman project, with Gunn indicating Affleck is interested in directing a DC superhero movie… though it’s unclear which one

Patience: Cavill took to Instagram on October 24 - the Monday after Black Adam opened in theaters - sharing a video where he began by stating he wanted to give fans a chance to watch Black Adam, and see his cameo at the end

Patience: Cavill took to Instagram on October 24 – the Monday after Black Adam opened in theaters – sharing a video where he began by stating he wanted to give fans a chance to watch Black Adam, and see his cameo at the end

Henry is back: 'I wanted to make it official that I am back as Superman. The image you saw on this post and what you saw in Black Adam are just a very small taste of things to come,' Cavill told his fans, adding, 'Thank you for your support, and thank you for your patience. I promise it will be rewarded

Henry is back: ‘I wanted to make it official that I am back as Superman. The image you saw on this post and what you saw in Black Adam are just a very small taste of things to come,’ Cavill told his fans, adding, ‘Thank you for your support, and thank you for your patience. I promise it will be rewarded

Oddly enough, just last week, Gunn responded to rumors on Twitter that he ‘didn’t like’ Henry Cavill, and when a fan asked him to respond, Gunn said, ‘Sure: false.’

When the original fan who posted the rumor – dubbed The Den of Nerds – doubled-down and said, ‘Even more ppl have reached out to me since you said this to tell me you really don’t like him. Just saying what I heard,’ Gunn fired back.

‘So weird. You seemed so plugged in! Anyway, I just had forty people reach out to me to say you just got kicked out of your Mom’s basement. So sorry, man,’ Gunn joked. 

He also responded to another fan who asked if they would see Superman on the big screen again, stating, ‘Yes of course. Superman is a huge priority, if not the biggest priority.’ 

Cavill’s first foray as Superman was in 2013’s Man of Steel, which lead into 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the much-maligned 2017 Justice League.

Cavill also returned to reshoot scenes for HBO Max’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which debuted on the streaming service in 2021. 

It’s still unclear what Warner Bros. plans to do with upcoming DC films such as Shazam: Fury of the Gods (March 17, 2023), The Flash (June 16, 2023), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 25, 2023), which represent the last films under the previous DC Films regime lead by Walter Hamada. 

False: Oddly enough, just last week, Gunn responded to rumors on Twitter that he 'didn't like' Henry Cavill, and when a fan asked him to respond, Gunn said, 'Sure: false'

False: Oddly enough, just last week, Gunn responded to rumors on Twitter that he ‘didn’t like’ Henry Cavill, and when a fan asked him to respond, Gunn said, ‘Sure: false’

Plugged in: 'So weird. You seemed so plugged in! Anyway, I just had forty people reach out to me to say you just got kicked out of your Mom¿s basement. So sorry, man,' Gunn joked

Plugged in: ‘So weird. You seemed so plugged in! Anyway, I just had forty people reach out to me to say you just got kicked out of your Mom’s basement. So sorry, man,’ Gunn joked

Priority: He also responded to another fan who asked if they would see Superman on the big screen again, stating, 'Yes of course. Superman is a huge priority, if not the biggest priority'

Priority: He also responded to another fan who asked if they would see Superman on the big screen again, stating, ‘Yes of course. Superman is a huge priority, if not the biggest priority’

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