“You have to learn that there are things out of control”: Henry Cavill Reveals He Waited For Years to Return as Man of Steel Despite WB Shoving Him Out for Woke ‘Black’ Superman

“You have to learn that there are things out of control”: Henry Cavill Reveals He Waited For Years to Return as Man of Steel Despite WB Shoving Him Out for Woke ‘Black’ Superman
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Henry Cavill made his official comeback as Superman with the 2022 DCEU film Black Adam. The Hollywood star also shared a short video for his fans confirming his return as Superman. The Immortals star last appeared as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and fans have been eagerly waiting for his return. However, the British actor did not appear in any DC films until Black Adam, due to some issues following Justice League.

Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021).
Henry Cavill in Justice League (2021).

Now that he is confirmed to return as Superman, fans are excited about what the studio has in mind for the character’s future. With James Gunn taking the lead for the cinematic universe, fans are hoping for better content from the studio. Cavill has also shared his thoughts and ideas about how he wants to play Superman in the future.

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Henry Cavill Feels Privileged to Play Superman Again

Henry Cavill confirmed his comeback as Superman with a short video. The Man of Steel star shared a video saying, “I wanted to wait the weekend before posting this because I wanted to give you all the chance to watch Black Adam. But now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official that I am back as Superman.” 

The Tudors actor has been sharing his thoughts and ideas about how he wants to play the character in the future. He has made it clear that he wants to play a more joyful Man of Steel. In his recent interview with Deadline, the actor shared how he held on to the character after his last appearance in Justice League.

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Henry Cavill

As an actor, you have to learn that there are things out of your control, no matter what you may think, no matter how your performance was, no matter what factors were not in your control in the first place, no matter how the audience feels,” Cavill shared.


The Enola Holmes star also shared that he held on to the character very gently as he had no idea if would get the opportunity to play the character again or not. He also shared that it was important for him to get this opportunity and he feels, “very privileged to have that opportunity now.”

Following the release of Justice League, rumors had that Warner Bros. was planning a Black Superman. The film was expected to be a J.J. Abrams reboot and rumors suggested that Michael B. Jordan would replace the Dawn of Justice star as Superman in the reboot.

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Warner Bros Still Working on The Black Superman Reboot

At the time of the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League in 2021, rumors started about the studio developing a Black Superman reboot. The movie was said to be produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

As The Witcher star was getting ready to appear as Superman once again, the studio was reportedly planning a story focused on the Black Superman with Michael B. Jordan. However, fans were not ready to see any other actor playing the last son of Krypton as they claimed that Cavill is the natural fit for the character.

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Michael B. Jordon rumored to be cast as Black Superman

There were also reports that suggested Black Superman would take place in an alternate universe. It was also believed that Michael B. Jordon will be Superman in Matt Reeves’ universe, where Robert Pattinson was set to play the dark knight in his upcoming movie, The Batman.


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However, the studio did not provide many updates about J.J. Abrams’ reboot leading fans to believe that the studio may have dropped the idea. But recent reports have suggested otherwise. The reports revealed that Warner Bros is still working on the reboot.

Calvin Ellis, Superman of Earth-23
Calvin Ellis, Superman of Earth-23

With the 2023 The Flash, DCEU will explore the multiverse. It is believed that the multiverse would be the perfect opportunity to introduce the Black Superman, as he is expected to take place in an alternate universe.


Henry Cavill would continue playing Man of Steel. The studio has not yet revealed any further details about Man of Steel 2. However, with James Gunn taking the lead for the DCEU, fans are expecting that the CEO would work on the film.

Source: Gizmodo


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