Warner Bros has been evolving their DCEU film franchise in a variety of interesting ways over the years. For example, they’ve been spending a lot of time expanding characters like those seen in Shazam!, The Suicide Squad, and the Peacemaker television series. It means that we’ve had less time with familiar characters like Ben Affleck’s Batman, who will be replaced by Michael Keaton’s Batman in the upcoming films The Flash and Batgirl. This has fans curious what could happen to other iconic DC Comics characters – such as Superman – and now we have the answer.
According to our sources, newly cast Supergirl actress Sasha Calle is playing the Kara Danvers version of the character and will replace Superman actor Henry Cavill as the DCEU’s last survivor of Krypton. In the new rebooted timeline, the Kryptonian villain Zod kills Cavill’s Superman as a baby.
It’s not currently clear what Warner Bros has planned for these characters beyond this point, but it sounds as though Henry Cavill will no longer be involved at all with the DC Film Universe as Superman. As such, fans should be prepared for Sasha Calle to take on the mantle as Supergirl. The actress is set to appear in the new film The Flash, the same film which will reintroduce Michael Keaton as Batman. The movie will explore the concept of alternate timelines and as a result “reboot” the DC Film Universe.
Between this and Michael Keaton returning as Batman, it’s clear that Warner Bros has a very interesting strategy for their film franchise going forward. It’s also worth mentioning that they’ve been working on other continuities, such as The Batman with Robert Pattinson, in between these DCEU installments. So we’ll probably see another Superman sooner or later – but it doesn’t seem likely that it’ll be Henry Cavill. Hopefully all will be answered with the release of The Flash next year.
Fans will be able to see The Flash on June 23, 2023.