Henry Cavill is missed in the DCEU, with many fans wanting to see him return as Superman in Black Adam. Unfortunately, there seem to be a lot of obstacles in Cavill’s return to DC, including the folks at DC themselves.
Apparently, executives behind the scenes don’t want to bring Cavill or the Man of Steel back, though things are changing. Now that there’s new leadership and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Superman’s return is looking more likely now than ever before.
DC actively prevented Henry Cavill from returning as Superman
In a recent interview during the Black Adam press tour, Dwayne Johnson opened up about DC preventing Henry Cavill from returning. Former WWE Champion claims it took “six years” to get things done, crediting the new leadership for making things happen.
"This serves not only Black Adam, but it serves the larger DC Universe. But man, more importantly than that, it takes care of the fans, and that’s what you want your lead foot to be. And yes, phone calls and meetings, but man, it was years…this was six years to get that done,” says Johnson. “I’m gonna say that again - six years, we first started talking about this, and they kept saying no. Now that leadership isn’t there anymore, because we usher in a new era in the DC Universe, and we usher out an old era."
Between 2018 and 2022, there have been four chairpeople for Warner Bros. Discovery: Kevin Tsujihara, Ann Sarnoff, Michael De Luca, and Pamela Abdy. Currently, De Luca and Abdy are the chairpeople, so it seems they’re the ones who gave Johnson what he wanted.
Is Superman actually coming back?
While none of the Black Adam trailers have revealed Superman, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been hinting at a return. Judging from The Rock’s comments above, it looks like we could see Henry Cavill as Superman sooner rather than later.
Reports have been coming in that Henry Cavill is, indeed, returning as Superman, possibly in the Black Adam post-credits scene. Only time will tell if these reports end up being true and, thankfully, we won’t have long before witnessing the scene ourselves.
Black Adam is expected to hit theaters on October 21, 2022.