After months of speculations, Henry Cavill finally revealed that he is returning as Superman. After the DC Films movie Black Adam’s impressive opening weekend, Cavill took to his Instagram to share a video in which he announced that he will return to the role of Superman in the DC Extended Universe after he made a mid-credits cameo in the new Dwayne Johnson-led superhero film.
The actor shared a photo of himself as Superman which further cut to a video of the actor discussing his return as the iconic superhero. Henry penned in the caption, “A very small taste of what’s to come, my friends. He added, “The dawn of hope renewed. Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded.”
In the video, Cavill said that he ‘wanted to wait until the weekend was over’ before he shared the announcement so people could first see his uncredited Black Adam cameo. Cavill added, “But now that plenty of you have [seen the movie], I wanted to make it official that I am back as Superman and the image you see on this post and what you saw in Black Adam are just a very small taste of things to come.” The actor concluded his video while thanking his fans for their support, and patience.
For the unversed, Cavill previously starred as Clark Kent or we say Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel, 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2017’s Justice League and again in 2021’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Cavill will star in “at least one solo Superman movie” in his return to the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which reported Monday that no writers or directors are attached to make a new Superman film yet.
Johnson and the Black Adam production team’s idea for a Superman cameo in the new movie were initially denied by former DC Films executive Walter Hamada, but new executives greenlit the idea late in the process allowing Cavill to film the scene last month in London, according to THR. A post-credits scene after the movie features the long-awaited scene where Cavill’s Superman confronts Dwayne Johnson’s, Black Adam.