2013’s Man Of Steel was the first film that started the grand vision of the DCEU with Henry Cavill’s Superman, and this film was also the beacon of Cavill’s usher into the long list of his predecessors that had donned the cape before him. The success of Man Of Steel was further established by the fact that Henry Cavill was passionate about playing the role of the caped crusader, and would be the one that would pave the road for the new era of DC superheroes.
But then, rumors began to circulate that apparently, Cavill was done playing the role of Superman, which came both as a shock and an upset.
But now, we have news that this was never the case. According to the producer of the upcoming Black Adam film Hiram Garcia, we finally found out the truth about how and why this rumor came into existence.
Henry Cavill Never Wanted To Leave Superman.
Before Black Adam was even in the picture, we were getting rumors that Henry Cavill was done with Superman after just two films, which was a statement that didn’t sit well with the fans. They were skeptical, asking questions about how sudden this change in Cavill’s attitude came to be, and why was he trying to leave playing Superman when he had previously been excited and determined to play the character for a long time.
It turns out that Walter Hamada, the previous executive producer for DC Films, was supposedly trying to prevent Cavill’s return as the caped crusader all along. In an interview with Black Adam executive producer Hiram Garcia, he stated that Cavill was always in favor of his return to the silver screen as Superman, but the old management was behind his halt to move any further.
“I’m not sure what’s going on in that regard. He wanted to come back, we wanted him to come back, and we wanted to make sure that we were able to establish that (his) character exists in the same universe as Black Adam.”
“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. 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.”
Hamada’s tenure as the President of DC Films has been loaded with booms and busts. He took over the spot after the famously dysfunctional Justice League film whiffed with audiences and critics. Allegations of toxicity against Justice League reshoot director Joss Whedon prolonged the administrative and legal crisis deep into Hamada’s term. These facts add up to Hamada being the one that could have been manipulating these rumors about Henry Cavill and his intentions to leave the role of Superman for good.
Henry Cavill Returns As Superman In Black Adam!
If you don’t live under a rock, you definitely would have heard about the possibility of Henry Cavill’s return as the Man Of Steel in the Black Adam film. Dwyane Johnson has pulled no punches while trying to tease Superman’s return and a possible cameo in the film, and fans just can’t wait to see Cavill put on the cape once more. Whether it might be just a short cameo or a full-fledged face-off between the two, or he might not even show up, we know he is somewhere out there, and he is coming back!
Black Adam will hit cinemas on 21st October 2022.
Source: The Direct