Forbes.com has published an article updating us on the slate of comic book movies coming out of Warner Bros. Studios over the next few years, explaining where things stand with Superman at the moment.
There are no plans in place for a new Superman movie starring Henry Cavill (and contrary to rumors he did not film a secret cameo for “Shazam!”), as Warner Bros. (according to Forbes) wants Supergirl to step into the limelight and carry the Kryptonian banner for a little while on the big screen.
And for what it’s worth, my understanding is that the rumors of Superman being actively shopped around are exaggerations (like most rumors floating around right now).
It seems the reports about James Gunn being “offered” Superman were misunderstood by a lot of folks, and that Superman is one of many characters technically “on the table” for filmmakers to pick from when they are negotiating with Warner about potential projects. If a filmmaker actively chose Superman and made a pitch the studio liked, then of course that would be a different situation, but it’s not accurate to portray it as if the studio are actively shopping around a Superman project to try to get a director attached.