Return of the Man of Steel!
Monday, Henry Cavill announced on social media that he is “back as Superman” following his appearance in the “Black Adam” post-credits scene, which brought in $140 million worldwide at its opening on Friday.
“I wanted to wait until the weekend was over before posting this because I wanted to give you all a chance to watch ‘Black Adam.” In a video that was uploaded to his Instagram feed, Cavill stated, “But now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman.”
Cavill stated that the Instagram video featuring him dressed as Superman and his “Black Adam” cameo, which was taken by “Black Adam” producer Hiram Garcia, “are just a very small taste of things to come.”The 39-year-old actor did not provide any additional information, but he did express gratitude to his fans for their enthusiastic response to his return as Krypton’s last son.
“Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience,” Cavill stated, “I promise it will be rewarded.”
After years of rumors, cameos, and fan speculation regarding Superman’s long-awaited return to the DC Universe, the news is now available. During recent weeks of film promotion, Dwayne Johnson has also been hyping up a fight between Cavill’s Superman and his antihero Black Adam.
In 2013’s “Man of Steel,” Cavill played Superman for the first time. Since then, he has only appeared as the Son of Krypton a few times: in the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” 2017’s “Justice League,” and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” in 2021, and a brief cameo in “Black Adam” after the credits. After the 2019 film “Shazam!”, Superman appeared as a character. However, Cavill did not appear in the shot from the neck down the role.)
Due to his extraordinary physicality and uncanny beauty, Cavill seemed destined for the role to many fans. However, every one of his appearances as Superman turned out to be contentious for one reason or another. The physical strength, emotional anguish, and morally ambiguous approach to Superman that was taken by director Zack Snyder was praised by some fans, but it was criticized by others because it went against what has made Superman one of the most popular superhero characters ever.
Cavill seemed to always be in the middle. When Warner Bros. decided to part ways with Snyder and his creative vision for the DC Universe, which placed Cavill’s Superman at its center, the actor appeared to be left behind. However, the actor has not been shy about expressing his desire to continue donning Superman’s tights and cape. He has been busy on Netflix fronting the popular fantasy series “The Witcher” and playing Sherlock Holmes alongside Millie Bobby Brown in the “Enola Holmes” films.
In contrast, Bad Robot, directed by J.J. Abrams, has been silently working on a separate Black Superman project with Ta-Nehisi Coates for more than a year. David Zaslav, the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, is said to be annoyed that the character has been forgotten about while Marvel Studios continues to produce at least three feature films per year.
Johnson and his co-producers, on the other hand, have made it clear that their long-term plan for Black Adam includes a strong Superman storyline.
Garcia recently stated, “It’s never been about a one-off or just a fight.”We want to write a long story that shows that these two characters are in the same universe and will often have to deal with each other, either on the same side or on the other. They should probably fight at some point, but this isn’t just a “one fight” situation.