By now, everyone knows about the headlines made by the Dwayne Johnson starrer Black Adam. While fans have been up for debate about whether the movie was good or not, they can all agree on one thing – Superman. DCU fans were thrilled to see Henry Cavill’s short but exciting cameo in the mid-credit scene of the movie, especially because they’ve wanted to see his return for quite some time now.
Black Adam lead, Dwayne Johnson, has been quite the advocate for Henry Cavill’s return. He is one of the biggest reasons fans got to see the latter don the flowing red cape, once again. In a tweet, he stated that he fought for years to bring him back. However, he recently revealed how tough of a fight it actually was as the Warner Bros. Studios had absolutely no interest in bringing back the British actor.
Dwayne Johnson to the Rescue!
In an almost seven-minute-long video posted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on his Twitter, he thanked fans for making Black Adam the number-one movie on iTunes. “Hierarchy of power at the DC Universe has changed,” stated Johnson in his video. All in all, the actor appeared to be extremely happy with how his debut DCU film is doing at the box office, hoping for a $400 million collection, worldwide.
Apart from showing gratitude, Johnson talked about why bringing back Henry Cavill was so important and so difficult at the same time. He stated that making Black Adam the most powerful force in the DC Universe, could in no way be done without bringing the most powerful force of all time, AKA Superman. After all, how can Black Adam have that title until he has fought for it and won fair and square?
“I felt like if we’re going to establish Black Adam as the most powerful unstoppable force in the DC universe, we have to bring back the most powerful unstoppable force of all time in any universe. And you guys know who I’m talking about, of course: that is Superman, and that is Henry Cavill.”
However, to do that, the studios had to be on the same page, which they weren’t. They were not ready to bring Cavill back into the universe, whatsoever. But the WWE legend’s resilience was not going to take no for an answer. While the debate was a long-held one, he had to get his way, and that’s what he did. He stated that he, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia weren’t taking no for an answer.
“At the end of the day, the studio was not bringing Henry Cavill back, inexplicably and inexcusably. But we weren’t going to take ‘no’ for an answer … this has been years in the making, regarding bringing Henry Cavill back, and years of strategic conversations.”
The Red Notice actor stated that there was no way the DCU could build further without, in his own words, the greatest superhero of all time. He simply couldn’t see a future of the superhero world with Cavill sitting on the sidelines. He added that Superman was a must-have in the mix which is why he fought hard to make it possible.
Well, if the WB Studios weren’t too excited about bringing Cavill back, they could’ve just brought back another actor who played Superman, right? Well, not quite. For Johnson, there wasn’t any actor he would have playing Superman in his movie, except Cavill as he is this generation’s Superman. For Johnson, the Man of Steel actor is the greatest Superman of all time.
So, while WB Studios might not have chosen to tread this path if it wasn’t for Johnson, fans are glad he fought for Cavill’s return. Johnson wasn’t kidding when he said the new DC era is for the fans!
When Will Fans See Henry Cavill Again?
Cavill’s Black Adam cameo sparked a lot of curiosity amongst his fans; he showed his face, now what’s next? Well, as of now, there is nothing that can be said of certainty. Since the new head of DC Studios, James Gunn, called out people making false assumptions about Cavill’s contract, no one knows when, how, and where the actor will play Superman again.
While the speculations included a much-awaited Man of Steel sequel, a few TV appearances, and everything in between, Gunn has made it quite clear that only he and Co-CEO Peter Safran knows what’s happening in the DCU. Fans can’t do much but wait and keep an eye out for anything that resembles a bird or an airplane!
You can now stream Black Adam on Amazon Prime Video.