Henry Cavill's Deleted Flash Movie Scene Finally Gets Revealed

By Russ Milheim Posted:
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At one point, Henry Cavill's Superman had a key scene in the recently released The Flash movie.

Fans are very vocal about their love for Cavill's take on the Man of Steel. So, needless to say, it didn't go over very well when Warner Bros. announced it would not be moving forward with the actor for its future plans.

This revelation came not long after the actor had just been given a second chance in the suit. He even made an on-screen cameo in Black Adam and made a formal announcement on social media the very weekend that the film debuted.

Had the character remained on the intended course then fans could have seen him suit up again for Ezra Miller's newly released adventure.

Henry Cavill's Cut Flash Role

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Warning - this article contains spoilers for The Flash.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed how The Flash almost had an ending that included Henry Cavill as Superman.

These deleted final moments still went down on the courthouse steps, but instead of a George Clooney cameo, Barry would have been met by a few different superheroes.

Cavill's Superman would have joined Sasha Calle's Supergirl, meeting Barry after his father's court date. Additionally, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Michael Keaton's Batman were set to be there as well.

The idea behind their appearances was to tease their involvement in upcoming projects. 

Cavill would have had a new Superman movie on the way, Warner Bros. wanted to keep the door open for Calle to return as Kara Zor-El, Gal Gadot had Wonder Woman 3 in development, and Keaton was set to be the new full-time Batman.

All of that went out the window when James Gunn and Peter Safran came on board as the new heads of DC film & television with their own plans for the future of the studio's cinematic universe.

The film's original ending - before Cavill's cameo was filmed and ultimately scrapped - only included the return of Calle's Supergirl and Keaton's Batman.

Get Ready For a New Superman

The moment James Gunn and Peter Safran took charge, fans knew things were about to change—especially after the shocking 180 on Henry Cavill's involvement.

Seeing as a new Superman is a key element of Gunn's new direction, it's not surprising that DC Studios would want to remove any teases towards a return they intend to follow through with. Though, that alternate ending with the Man of Steel could've still served as a form of closure for both Cavill and Ezra Miller, who many think will not return as the Flash in the new DCU.

While it sucks that Henry Cavill was so mismanaged over the last few years, perhaps what the DCU really needs is the fresh start Gunn is looking to offer.

As it currently stands, David Corenswet, Tom Brittney, and Andrew Richardson are the top choices to take over as the new Superman. As of writing, no official casting choices have been made.

The Flash is now playing in theaters worldwide.

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Release Date
June 16, 2023
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.