It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman…again!
Henry Cavill has confirmed what avid moviegoers and hero lovers have been waiting for – the British actor will return as Clark Kent, also known as Superman, in the DC Comics Extended Cinematic Universe.
The exciting news comes after Cavill donned the iconic red and blue costume and cape in a mid-credits cameo at the end of “Black Adam,” DC’s new superhero movie starring Dwayne Johnson which premiered last week. last week. (CNN and DC Films are both part of the same parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery.)
It was Cavill’s first appearance in the role since last year’s “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” update, and before that, the 2017 version of that movie, “Justice League.”
In an Instagram post, Cavill shared a profile picture of himself as the timeless hero, before appearing in a selfie video speaking directly to his followers.
He started off by saying he wanted to wait until people had had a chance to watch “Black Adam” before talking about his comeback.
“But now that many of you have [seen the movie]”, Cavill said, “I wanted to make it official: I’m back as Superman.”
He thanked fans “mostly” for their patience.
“A tiny taste of what’s to come, my friends. The dawn of hope is renewed,” Cavill wrote in the caption. “Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded.”
Cavill’s brief scene at the end of “Black Adam” – one of the film’s most exciting moments – promises a future showdown between the legendary Kryptonian and Johnson’s all-powerful Adam.
However, many are claiming another standalone movie for Cavill’s Superman, which would mark the first since 2013’s “Man of Steel.”
“Black Adam” took the top spot at the domestic box office in its first weekend, with an estimate of $67 million.