It’s official. Actor Henry Cavill is back onboard as the Man of Steel, Superman, for the DC Universe. Cavill confirmed the news himself with a video announcement on Monday (Oct. 24) on his own Instagram.
Cavill waited until the Monday after the release of Warner Bros. Pictures and DC’s “Black Adam” on Friday to protect the reveal and secret of his special credits cameo scene from the film, which reveals Cavill once again donning the cap and suit of Superman.
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Henry Cavill Is Officially Back In The DC Universe As Superman
Cavill noted in the caption of his video post, “A very small taste of what’s to come, my friends. The dawn of hope renewed. Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded. #Superman”
Cavill also stated in the video, “I wanted to make it official that I am back as Superman, and the image you see in this post and what you saw in ‘Black Adam’ are just a very small taste of things to come.”
The actor and star of Netflix’s “The Witcher” continued, “So, there’s a lot to be thankful for, and I’ll get to that in time.” He also went on to thank the fans for their support, “But I wanted to thank you guys most of all. Thank you for your support, and thank you for your patience. I promise it will be rewarded.”
Cavill returned to the role of Big Blue for the first time since 2017’s greatly maligned and under-performing “Justice League.” There had been rumors about Cavill returning to the role for many years, but nothing had officially materialized until now.
Superman did appear in some surprise cameos for the live-action DC film “Shazam” in 2018 and this year’s live-action television series, DC’s “Peacemaker.” However, it was not Cavill wearing the iconic suit first worn in the 2013 film, “Man of Steel,” for those cameos.
It appeared for many years that Cavill had possibly moved on from the role, especially after landing the lead role as Geralt of Rivia on Netflix’s dark fantasy television series, “The Witcher,” which became a huge hit for the series. The show is slated to launch its third season next year.
However, Cavill had never completely shut the door on returning to the role, and he always seemed hopeful he might revisit it later on. Cavill’s potential future as the character had seemed in doubt with the many changes in the hierarchy and creative regimes at DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.
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There are no details yet on where Cavill’s version of Superman, aka Clark Kent, will appear again on the big screen, or if he will be starring in his own solo film or a possible crossover adventure next. Hopefully, those details will be revealed in time.
DC’s “Black Adam” is out now in theaters. As reported by The Blast, the film managed to overcome negative reviews and scored No. 1 at the weekend box office, grossing $67 million domestically and $140 million worldwide.
Season 3 of Netflix’s “The Witcher,” starring Cavill, will launch in the Summer of 2023. He will also once again reprise his role as Sherlock Holmes opposite Millie Bobby Brown in “Enola Holmes 2,” debuting on Netflix on November 4.