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Henry Cavil is back again as Superman

Superman: The Man of Steel is back! 

Superman: Henry Cavil the Man of Steel is back!

Henry Cavil told, ‘I Am Back as Superman’.

On Monday, Henry Cavill announced on social media that he is "back as Superman" following his cameo in the post-credit's scene of "Black Adam," which grossed $140 million worldwide in its opening weekend.

"I wanted to wait until the weekend was over before posting this because I wanted to give you all a chance to watch 'Black Adam,'" Cavill said in a video posted to his Instagram feed. "But now that many of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman."

Cavill claimed that his appearance in the Instagram video wearing the Superman suit and his cameo in "Black Adam" "are just a very small taste of things to come." The 39-year-old actor made no specific comments, but he did thank the supporters for their warm welcome to his comeback as the final son of Krypton.

Cavill said, "I want to thank you for your patience and for your support. "I assure a reward for it."

The announcement comes after years of speculation, cameos, and rumors about Superman's long-awaited return to the DC Universe. While promoting his film, Dwayne Johnson has been hyping a showdown between his anti-hero Black Adam and Cavill's Superman.

Cavill first appeared as Superman in the 2013 film "Man of Steel." He's only played the Son of Krypton a few times since then: in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in 2016, "Justice League" in 2017, "Zack Snyder's Justice League" in 2021, and a brief post-credits cameo in "Black Adam." (Although Superman appeared at the end of 2019's "Shazam!", Cavill did not play the role, which was shot from the neck down.)

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With his uncanny gorgeousness and superhuman physique, Cavill seemed preternaturally destined for the role for many fans. But, for one reason or another, all of his appearances as Superman were controversial. Some fans praised director Zack Snyder's physically robust, emotionally anguished, and morally ambiguous approach to the character, while others saw it as antithetical to what has made Superman one of the most enduring superhero characters of all time.

Cavill was always caught in the middle. When Warner Bros. decided to part ways with Snyder and his creative vision for the DC Universe, which featured Cavill's Superman at its center, the actor appeared to be left behind. But the actor, who has been keeping busy on Netflix as the lead in the popular fantasy series "The Witcher" and as Sherlock Holmes opposite Millie Bobby Brown in the "Enola Holmes" films, has not been shy about expressing his desire to continue donning Superman's tights and cape.

Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot has been working on a separate Black Superman project with author Ta-Nehisi Coates for over a year with no further announcements. David Zaslav, the new CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, is said to be frustrated that the character has been gathering dust while Marvel Studios continues to release at least three feature films per year.

Meanwhile, Johnson and his co-producers have stated that their long-term vision for Black Adam includes a strong Superman storyline.

"It's never just been about a one-off or a fight," producer Hiram Garcia recently stated. "We really want to craft a long-form of storytelling and show that these two characters exist in the same universe and will have to deal with each other on a regular basis, whether on the same or opposing sides." Hopefully, they'll clash at some point, but it's not just a 'one fight' scenario."

Source: Variety

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