Henry Cavill is returning as Superman in the DC Extended Universe film franchise. In an interview with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, he seems to have confirmed the comeback which is set to happen in the film.
During the Black Adam screening, Entertainment Tonight asked Johnson about his involvement in Henry Cavill’s comeback to the franchise.
According to the actor, the film’s initiative is to introduce his character, Black Adam, and make the whole JSA known. He also mentioned that part of their mindset at the production company is to give what fans want first.
Johnson also mentioned that while Black Adam is the planet’s most powerful force in the film, fans have been passionate about someone. After saying that “we’ve all been fighting for this moment,” he ends his statement with “Welcome home.”
Henry Cavill and His Role in the DCEU
Fans have been clamouring for Cavill to make a comeback as the actor hasn’t played Superman in almost five years. In 2013, Cavill debuted as Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El in Man of Steel, the inaugural movie of the DC Extended Universe. Later, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and most recently in Justice League (2017), he reprised the part.
The Man of Steel has since made several appearances, including Shazam! (2019) and the Peacemaker series in HBO Max (2022). However, Henry Cavill never participated in both films. He couldn’t commit to the cameos.
And while he appeared in Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) he didn’t shoot any new scenes for the film.
About Black Adam
Black Adam, a film by Jaume Collet-Serra, will have its theatrical debut on October 21. Aside from Johnson as the titular character, the movie also stars Aldis Hodge (Hawkman), Noah Centineo (Atom Smasher), Quintessa Swindell (Cyclone), and Pierce Brosnan (Doctor Fate).
Black Adam tells the story of an antihero from an ancient city called Kahndaq. He is released into the present day after over 5,000 years in prison.