‘Shazam 2’ Won’t Include Henry Cavill As Superman, After All

If only we could see through the Internet rumors like Superman’s X-ray vision. The future of Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel has been in question for years, ever since Justice League tanked at the box office. He hasn’t been seen in a DCEU film since, however, the character was teased pretty heavily throughout 2019’s Shazam, leading to reports Cavill would return for the sequel, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, along with other DCEU appearances.

Well, maybe not.

Variety has info coming from two direct sources to the currently-shooting sequel who say Cavill will not be appearing as Superman. This comes just a day after director David F. Sandberg refused to confirm anything regarding rumors about Cavill…

This is a bummer, as Shazam and Superman are two characters that perfectly go together in terms of powers and attitude. The cameo in Shazam, which was played by Zachary Levi’s stunt double and not Cavill, was brief but even that had so much potential.

Is this the end of Cavill’s run as Superman, though? Maybe not. It’s still possible he comes back in the future, it just won’t be part of a Shazam sequel. And of course, there’s always the hope Man of Steel 2 gets a green light seeing as it started the DCEU in the first place.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.