Henry Cavill’s Superman has been gone for a few years, but the actor revealed he will remain as Superman for the DCEU.
Warning: the following contains spoilers
Henry Cavill’s announcement
Henry Cavill took to social media to talk to fans about his appearance in the Black Adam mid-credits scene.
He also assured them that this was not the end.
Cavill also confirmed that he is returning as Superman for more DC films.
“I wanted to wait until the weekend was over before posting this because I wanted to give you all the chance to watch Black Adam,” said Cavill.
Henry Cavill is known for making sure fans don’t get spoilers about the projects he’s involved in.
“Now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman.”
“What you see in this image and in Black Adam is just a very small taste of things to come.”
“There’s a lot to be thankful for, and I’ll get to that in time, but I wanted to thank you most of all,” said Cavill, referring to his supporters.
“Thank you for your support and for your patience. I promise it will be rewarded.”
Since his debut in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Henry Cavill’s Superman has been the subject of debate.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was unfairly bombarded by critics, paving the way for Cavill and the Justice League movie to get backlash.
After Snyder’s departure, Joss Whedon’s directorial takeover only put the DCEU in an even more challenging position.
Warner Bros. moved between companies like AT&T and Discovery, but Snyder’s impact can still be felt on DC projects following his release.
Wonder Woman and Aquaman won over fans and received sequels.
The Flash movie will be released next year.
Ben Affleck’s Batman, first criticized and then deservedly praised, will also return.
Meanwhile, the highly anticipated Snyder Cut later dubbed Zack Snyder’s Justice League, found success in HBO Max.
A Man of Steel sequel had been put on hold and was rumored never to appear.
Instead, there were rumors of a new Superman movie.
The rumors felt solidified until Dwayne Johnson stepped in.
Black Adam gives Superman a boost
Dwayne Johnson revealed that the Black Adam team was frustrated that Walter Hamada turned down a Superman cameo in the film.
Johnson, however, is full of praise for Henry Cavill, describing him as a “great” and “beloved” Superman.
The Black Adam actor also highlights how Cavill loves the Superman mythology and knows the character from the heart.
“And then on top of that, the most important thing is, fans love him as Superman,” said Johnson.
“He’s been on the sideline for five years, and no one’s talking about it!”
The Man of Steel’s return
His cameo in Black Adam inspired the executives of Warner Bros. to bring Henry Cavill back to DC projects.
A sequel to Man of Steel is reportedly in the works, and producer Charles Roven is also said to be back.
In the Black Adam mid-credit scene, Superman steps out of the shadows in Black Adam to confront the champion of Khandaq.
The scene also used John Williams’ original theme from the 1978 film Superman.
The decision to pick Williams’ theme gave fans renewed hopes for Henry Cavill’s return as the Man of Steel.