Superman is, arguably, the most popular comic book superhero in existence. So, it’s been baffling watching the hierarchy of power at Warner Bros. insistence in relegating the character played exquisitely by Henry Cavill to the background.
Henry Cavill recently published a post via his official Instagram account to break the news of his triumphant return to the delight of teeming fans worldwide.
“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 plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman.”
“Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience,” Cavill said. “I promise it will be rewarded.”
Superman has had a long and storied history in getting adapted for the big (and small) screen. The first time was the independent studio film Superman and the Mole Men, starring George Reeves, in 1951, at least 11 actors have played The Man of Steel in varying capacity. Henry Cavill took up the mantle in 2013’s Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder, and while the DCEu has seen many divisions since that movie kicked off its run, almost no one can deny the fact that Cavill makes a fine Superman. Thanks to relentless fans and the star power of Dwayne Johnson, Warner Bros. execs are finally making the right decision to bring him back in play. You just can’t have a Justice League lineup without Superman.
It remains to be seen in what other capacity he’ll return other than his cameo in (spoiler alert:!) Black Adam’s post-credit scene.
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