The DC Extended Universe is going through major changes, thanks to the new roles of Peter Safran and James Gunn as co-CEOs. They are currently working out a new direction for the shared universe, which should be more consistent than in recent years. One of the shocking new decisions came with the news that Henry Cavill wouldn’t be returning as Superman after all. But there are apparently plans for a new man of steel actor, and some DC fan art see Euphoria star Jacob Elordi replaces Cavill in that role.
Following Henry Cavill’s departure as Superman became official, James Gunn clarified on Twitter that it’s still very important for the character to be included in the DCEU. As such, fans are wondering who could take over next, and there are a number of popular theories already circulating online. One name that’s been thrown around is Jacob Elordi, and we can see what he might look like as the Last Son of Krypton thanks to fan art from instagram. Check it out below:
Nate Jacobs as DC’s Greatest Hero? While Euphoria fans might have originally doubted it, this image shows that he could probably really pull off the typical Superman look on the big screen. But it’s unclear exactly what type of actor James Gunn and company are looking to take on the role. Add that to the million other questions fans are currently asking about the DC Extended Universe.
This image of Jacob Elordi as Superman is from the Instagram of a digital artist who goes by the name Clements.ink. They have over 14,000 followers on social media, thanks to the various fan theories and casting calls he has brought to life. And with Henry Cavill officially out as Superman, the smart money says we’ll be seeing more fan art of various actors wearing the hero’s signature cape.
As mentioned earlier, Jacob Elordi is an actor best known for his performance as Nate Jacobs in HBO Euphoria. He’s arguably the show’s greatest antagonist, known for some really nasty deeds, especially in Season 1. Playing the role of the wholesome and hopeful Superman would no doubt show the scope, although he’s pretty young for the role at 25. Still, he could totally pull off that curly q that accompanies the signature Man of Steel hairstyle.
Henry Cavill’s departure from the role of Superman definitely came as a surprise to audiences. the Witcher actor only recently confirmed his return as Supes, after appearing in a black adam cameo opposite Dwayne Johnson. James Gunn and Peter Safran were the the subject of some backlash accordingly, that Gunn recently sent online.
The next episode of the DCEU is Shazam! Fury of the gods the 17th of March. In the meantime, check out the 2023 movie release dates to plan your new year’s movie tips. We’ll just have to wait and see how things pan out in the DCEU, and when Superman finally returns to the screen.