Jamie Dornan takes over Henry Cavill’s role as Superman in this new concept design.
Although audiences are currently enamored with Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson’s new iteration of The Batman, Superman fans remain starving for a new film centered on the iconic hero. The last standalone outing for the iconic character was in 2013’s Man of Steel, and the last time we saw Henry Cavill don the suit was in Zack Snyder’s Justice League in 2021. Since then, the future of Henry Cavill’s Superman has remained in question, especially with the lack of anything concrete regarding future films with some speculating he’ll be replaced. In this concept design, we see how actor Jamie Dornan could look like as his replacement.
Jamie Dornan has received much acclaim for his performance in Kenneth Branagh’s Academy Award-nominated film Belfast. He is also notable for his role as Christian Grey in the much-maligned Fifty Shades Trilogy. Despite his role in those films, he has proven himself to be a more-than-capable performer, with some seeing him as a good contender for big franchises such as Superman.
In this particular concept design depicting Jamie Dornan as the Man of Steel, we see him in an alternate costume design that artist @clements.ink on Instagram imagines him as if he were implemented in Matt Reeves’ The Batman universe. You can check out the concept design of Jamie Dornan as Superman down below:
Although the prospect of Jamie Dornan taking on a superhero role could be interesting, DC fans will likely prefer that Henry Cavill return as Superman on the big screen rather than be recast. A film project centered on a Black Superman is in development from producer J.J. Abrams and writer Ta-Nahesi Coates, but as of right now, no new developments have been made public since then. Henry Cavill has acknowledged that different Superman iterations can co-exist, so perhaps Jamie Dornan can play a different take on the character alongside him.
Henry Cavill last appeared as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Here is the synopsis:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
The Snyder Cut stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Both versions of Justice League are available on HBO Max. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the future of Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCEU as well as some potential new projects starring Jamie Dornan as we learn it, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.