Who Should Replace Henry Cavill as Superman? From Michael B. Jordan to Henry Golding
Reports on Wednesday suggested Cavill, 35, was out as the Man of Steel. The actor kept silent on whether he was staying on as the superhero. Warner Bros. told PEOPLE in a statement they “always had great respect for and a great relationship” with Cavill.
Michael B. Jordan
A possible replacement for Cavill could be Jordan, 31, who has been considered for the role in a report by Deadline. Experience is on the actor’s side as he previously played Killmonger in Marvel’s Black Panther.
Hedlund, 34, has starred in other big box office film including 2010’s Tron: Legacy so it’s possible the actor could take on the mantle for DC and Warner Bros.
Hammer, 32, has worked with Cavill in the past in 2015’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. He gained critical acclaim in last year’s Call Me By Your Name and he’s got the stature and strength to take on the Man of Steel.
The 28-year-old British actor broke out in 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle. He got his shot at playing a hero in this year’s Robin Hood in the titular role.
The 39-year-old actor has both the acting chops and the box office credibility to take on Superman. If he did say yes to wearing Clark Kent’s signature glasses, he’d likely have to think about how to make that work with his commitments to Star Wars (where he portrays dashing fighter pilot Poe Dameron).
The one that got away. Bomer, 40, almost played Superman telling Josh Horowitz on his podcast Happy, Sad, Confused in 2015 that he almost landed the role when director Brett Ratner cast him. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be with Bomer saying, "It was a month of, 'OK, it looks like this is going to happen,' and then it slowly fell apart," adding, "It's OK. I have zero regrets about that."
The actor, 31, is riding high off of the success of his breakout movie Crazy Rich Asians and will soon be seen romancing Blake Lively in A Simple Favor. He's got the looks and smile for the part and would be a welcome addition to the DC Universe.