While there have been conflicting reports about how much of Henry Cavill’s Superman future has already been written, one person who had no doubts about the importance of the character to the DCU’s growth is Dwayne Johnson. Celebrating Black Adam’s digital release hitting #1 in the iTunes chart and reminding people the movie is still in theaters, The Rock took to his Twitter account to share some details on Superman’s place in the franchise.
Black Adam has given the DCU one of its biggest hits of recent times, and while it is still a long way from the heights of Aquaman’s debut movie, the film has arrived as a hopeful first step for the new DCU. According to the star, the battle to bring the Man of Steel back to his rightful place was worth it, and will help “flesh out” the DCU. He said:
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“We have to bring back the most powerful, unstoppable force of all time in any universe. You guys know who I’m talking about, it’s Superman. That’s Henry Cavill. At the end of the day, the studio wasn’t bringing Henry back, inexplicably and inexcusably but we weren’t going to take no for an answer, This has been years in the making, bringing Henry Cavill back with strategic conversations and we were not going to take no for an answer. For us, there’s no viable logical way to build out the DC Universe without the most powerful force and the greatest superhero of all time sitting on the sidelines, it’s impossible to do. You can Venn diagram this thing 90 times but it all comes back to, ‘Where’s Superman?’ You have to have Superman in the mix, so that’s why we fought hard to bring Superman back.”
How Long Will It Be Before Superman Makes His Full Return?
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That question does not have an answer yet, but many fans are hoping it will not be long before new DC Studios CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran deliver the first stages of their DCU plans.
Although it is possible that Henry Cavill could make an appearance in next year’s The Flash – with many rumors suggesting a last-minute cameo has been filmed – it is likely to be a few years before the actor gets any meaningful screen time. However, Cavill is certainly pleased to be back in the cape. He previously said:
“It obviously means a lot, and I mean Superman is—he’s the guy. He’s that character who I think almost every culture will know if you say Superman in English in it to anyone from any country who speaks any language, they’re going to understand the concept of what it means. It’s so—and I don’t throw this around often, because I think a lot of people throw it around—but it is humbling to be the guy who gets to be the custodian of that character once again and, hopefully for many years to come as long as I do justice by the character.”