Henry Cavill has confirmed his return to the role of Superman
“Black Adam,” opened to $140 million worldwide on Friday, and on Monday, Henry Cavill announced on social media that he is “back as Superman.” in response to his cameo in the film’s post-credits scene.
Cavill wrote on Instagram, “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, “But now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman.”
Cavill said that the shot of him in the Superman suit taken by the film’s producer Hiram Garcia for the Instagram video “are only a very little taste of things to come.”
The 39-year-old actor did not say much else, but he did express his gratitude to the fans for their enthusiastic reception of his return as Krypton’s last son.
Cavill expressed gratitude to the audience for their “Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience,” I assure you, the effort will not be wasted.
Superman’s return to the DC Universe has been the subject of speculation among fans for years, and this announcement comes after numerous cameos and teases from the Man of Steel himself. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has spent the better part of the last few weeks advertising his new film by promising an epic showdown between his antihero Black Adam and Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Cavill made his first appearance as Superman in nearly a decade in 2013. Since then, he has only appeared as the Son of Krypton in a handful of movies, including “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016), “Justice League” (2017), “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021), and “Black Adam.” (albeit only in a quick post-credits appearance).
Many viewers thought Cavill was an ideal choice for the role due to his superhuman physique and striking good looks. Unfortunately, no matter how many times he played Superman, controversy always seemed to follow.
Some viewers felt that director Zack Snyder’s take on Superman was a refreshing departure from the character, while others felt it was at odds with what has made Superman so iconic.