After years of speculation, Henry Cavill is indeed returning to the DC Extended Universe as the Man of Steel.
“Hey everyone – I wanted to wait until the weekend was over before posting this because I wanted to give you all a chance to see ‘Black Adam,'” the British actor, 39, said in an Instagram video on Monday referring to the Dwayne Johnson comic strip that just premiered.
“But now that many of you have, it’s official: I’m back.”
Spoiler alert: Superman’s familiar face makes an unheralded appearance in the credits of Dwayne Johnson’s record-breaking superhero performance, which grossed $67 million in ticket sales last weekend. This is the biggest opening weekend Johnson has ever seen for a film in which he stars.
Henry Cavill makes a dramatic mid-credits appearance as Superman, dismounting after Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller drones by Johnson’s Black Adam. The confrontation unfolds in good cop/bad cop style, with Waller not quite so veiled in threatening Black Adam about what might happen if he leaves his home country of Kahndaq. However, Superman just wants to talk.
“The image you see in this post and what you saw on ‘Black Adam’ is just a very small taste of what’s to come,” Cavill said in his video. “So there’s a lot to be thankful for, and I’ll get to that over time. But most of all I wanted to say thank you to you guys.
“Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience. I promise it will be worth it.”
Cavill currently plays Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher and Sherlock Holmes in the streamer’s Enola Holmes film series. He most recently played Superman in 2017’s Justice League, which was remade in 2021 as a reboot of Zach Snyder’s Justice League. There was also 2013’s Man of Steel and 2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. .
But the actor’s future in the DC Extended Universe has been a mystery until now.
“A very small taste of what’s to come my friends,” the caption for Cavill’s post read. “The morning of hope renewed. Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded.”
Cavill is currently slated to appear in at least one standalone Superman film, the Hollywood Reporter said Monday, though no writer or director has been confirmed yet. After the deal was finalized, Cavill filmed his part of the Black Adam credits sequence in London last month.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2022-10-24/henry-cavill-return-superman-black-adam-end-credits ‘It’s official’: Henry Cavill is coming back as DC’s Superman