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‘If you’re crying about the theme, you are a b**ch’: Henry Cavill Fans Rally Around New John Williams’ Theme for Superman’s Return over Hans Zimmer’s, Claim There’s Bigger Things to Worry About

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Henry Cavill’s supposedly confirmed return to the DCEU with Black Adam has generated quite a buzz among fans. To say the admirers of the actor have been campaigning fervently for this moment for years would be an understatement. Cavill’s brilliant iteration of the Man of Steel is something the fans of the SnyderVerse have cherished and held dear to their hearts.

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Cavill as Superman

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As a direct consequence of putting the depiction on a pedestal, the Zack Snyder loyalists have affirmed their disappointment regarding the nature of Cavill’s comeback. According to various scoopers, the return of the superhero has been embellished with the John Williams theme, instead of the Hans Zimmer one.

Henry Cavill’s Comeback As Superman In Black Adam

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Black Adam (2022)

According to multiple sources on Twitter, the much-speculated Black Adam post-credits scene, which was tinged with an aura of intrigue and mystery for months, has seemingly been confirmed to feature Cavill’s Superman. The return is marked with what many have called the “classic suit”, accompanied by the uber-iconic John Williams score for 1978’s Superman: The Movie. 

This stylistic decision, however, did attract mixed reception, with most hailing it as an attempt to undermine Zack Snyder‘s take on the Metropolis Marvel. Many expressed concern over how not choosing Hans Zimmer’s Man of Steel score is an insult to the essence of Henry Cavill‘s version of Superman.

Hans Zimmer composed the Man of Steel score
Hans Zimmer composed the Man of Steel score

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At the same time, others commented on the ridiculous nature of the discourse, emphasizing how the return of the famed actor is enough to make fans happy. The nitty-gritty of the situation should not matter at all as there are much bigger things to worry about.

DCEU Fans’ Arguments Over The Theme Song

While many are claiming that the details surrounding the alleged Superman sequence in Black Adam, specifically the costume choice along with the music, are prioritizing and perhaps emulating Joss Whedon’s take on the DC character, others affirmed that in a scenario where the news of the return comes off as the audience’s only hope for a proper future of the DCEU, people should not be complaining.

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Justice League director Zack Snyder

Some may feel as though Zack Snyder’s iteration and what he envisioned for Henry Cavill’s superhero might not be receiving the stature of prominence. Alas, they should remind themselves that initially, the fan-favorite cult-classic director, too, wanted to incorporate the John Williams theme in Man of Steel. According to the storyboard artist for the 2013 film Jay Oliva, Warner Bros. had poured cold water on such considerations.

Henry Cavill fans have also emphasized how they’d much rather take whatever is up for grabs than make complaints about what could’ve been.

Take a look at the split fan reception:

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While both sides seem to have valid stances, it is quite too early to tell what exactly the post-credits sequence will involve. Although we have a smidge of an idea as to how it is set to unfold, the execution of the scene matters the most at the end of the day. With Cavill’s return setting up the franchise for what seems to be a promising future, the proper usage of an appropriate theme song might have certain implications.

Henry Cavill in the iconic black Superman suit
Henry Cavill in the iconic black Superman suit in Snyder’s Cut

For now, however, fans will simply have to accept whatever they’ve been granted. For years and months, what the audiences could rely on was a profound sense of never-ending hope and lukewarm, halfhearted speculations. What we now have in front of us seems more concrete than what felt possible previously. Therefore, regardless of the theme, the comeback in itself spells a potentially great narrative and endless future possibilities.

All will soon be revealed.

Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson in the titular role, will hit the nearby theatres on 21st October 2022.

Source: Twitter

Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.