Elvis Actor Chosen As Henry Cavill’s Superman Replacement?
Euphoria star and upcoming Elvis Presley actor Jacob Elordi is rumored to be the new Superman.
Ever since the bombshell announcement that Henry Cavill would no longer play Superman in James Gunn’s reimagined DCU, fans have been wondering what actor would be stepping into those big, red boots. Now, a potential scoop from Deuxmoi has revealed that Jacob Elordi may be playing Superman in future movies. Elordi will play Elvis in the upcoming Priscilla movie and may give the Man of Steel a strut and swagger he never had before.
This potential major news was submitted to Deuxmoi by an anonymous source who claims to have insider info about what’s going on with Warner Bros. and their upcoming Superman movie. While the scoop doesn’t actually name Jacob Elordi when discussing who may play Superman, they do mention “a certain Australian actor that was on a Netflix rom-com trilogy and is currently on an HBO teen show.” Elordi is an Australian actor who starred in all three of the Kissing Booth movies on Netflix and currently stars on the teen-centric show Euphoria, so he definitely fits the bill for this particular description.
Even if Jacob Elordi is officially cast as Superman, we are unlikely to see him go up, up, and away anytime soon. According to the insider, Warner Bros. is aiming for a Summer 2025 release. The movie will likely be a tentpole summer blockbuster, and DCU guru James Gunn will direct.
If this scoop is true, it reveals that Warner Bros. is really devoted to finding a young actor who could potentially headline a decade or more of superhero films, similar to Marvel casting the young Tom Holland as older stars like Robert Downey Jr. were getting ready to hang up their capes (or iron suits, in his case). And while it may seem weird to imagine Jacob Elordi, who famously plays a teenager on Euphoria, as Superman, his young age would allow Warner Bros. to create a kind of Superman origin story.
That would be exciting for fans of the last son of Krypton, but it may indicate that Gunn will ultimately replace all of the Justice League with younger actors.
Of course, all of this is assuming that this scoop is true in the first place. As skeptical fans noted under the original tweet, the source previously incorrectly reported that Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill would remain in the DCU, but they did correctly report that Lady Gaga would play Harley Quinn in the upcoming Joker 2. So while the source seems confident that Jacob Elordi will portray Superman in these upcoming films, only time will tell whether this scoop is accurate.
Ultimately, though, we have to admit that Jacob Elordi is a pretty logical choice to play Superman, even though Henry Cavill left some pretty big boots to fill. In addition to being young enough to headline these films for many years, Elordi is a solid actor who doesn’t have much mainstream popularity. It seems that James Gunn may be rolling the dice on locking down a rising star before his contracts get too expensive, but continued fan demand for the return of Henry Cavill may prove to be the real Kryptonite for Gunn and Elordi alike.