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'Black Adam' star Dwayne Johnson reveals WB 'inexcusably' didn't want Henry Cavill back as Superman

In a recent video, 'Black Adam' star Dwayne Johnson noted how WB never wanted to see Henry Cavill donning the Superman costume
UPDATED NOV 28, 2022
Dwayne Johnson Black Adam and Henry Cavill as Superman (DC/Warner Bros)
Dwayne Johnson Black Adam and Henry Cavill as Superman (DC/Warner Bros)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: ‘Black Adam’ saw Henry Cavill donning the iconic Superman costume once again as it was revealed that the actor will play an integral role in Warner Bros. plans for DC Extended Universe. Recently, Dwayne Johnson also noted that he made sure that Cavill returned as the Man of Steel in the DC Universe. However, if you believe that the relationship between WB and Cavill is amazing, then think again because Johnson has noted that the production company didn’t want Cavill to come back as Superman.

In the mid-credits scene of ‘Black Adam’, Amanda Waller appears and tells Black Adam that Kahndaq is his prison now. She also advises him to not escape the planet and if he does, he would have to face the consequences. Black Adam says that there’s no one on the planet who can defeat him, to which, Waller says that she would take help from the people who are not from this planet. Black Adam destroys the screen as he says, “Send them all” and we see Henry Cavill making an entry as Superman, saying, “We should talk.” But it seems, Johnson had to fight a lot to have Cavill back because Warner Bros didn’t like the pitch about the actor making a comeback to the DC Universe.


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Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the "Black Adam" premiere at Cine Capitol on October 19, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Beatriz Velasco/Getty Images)

In a video posted on Twitter, the ‘Jungle Cruise’ star thanked everyone and celebrated the success of ‘Black Adam’ by noting that he always wanted to “establish” the superhero “as the most powerful, unstoppable force in the DC universe.” So, it doesn’t come as a shock that Johnson wanted another powerful superhero to be his nemesis and there’s only Superman who could possibly go against the likes of Black Adam. He added, “We have to bring back the most powerful, unstoppable force of all time in any universe. And you guys know who I’m talking about? Of course, that is Superman. And that’s Henry Cavill.”

However, the superstar went on to reveal that Warner Bros “inexplicably and inexcusably” didn’t want Cavill to come back, but Johnson made sure that he (Cavill) is the only one who returns as the Man of Steel.


“This has been years in the making regarding bringing Henry Cavill back and years of strategic conversations and we were not going to take no for an answer,” Johnson added.

The relationship between Henry Cavill and Warner Bros has been sour for a while now and there have been many reports that the actor cut ties with the production company after the studio left him hanging for many years and didn’t tell him if he would be playing Superman or not. But recently, fans got encouraging news when it was reported that a sequel to ‘Man of Steel’ is in the works with Cavill returning as Superman.

Henry Cavill In Conversation With MTV's Josh Horowitz at The 92nd Street Y, New York on October 26, 2022 in New York City.
Henry Cavill In Conversation With MTV's Josh Horowitz at The 92nd Street Y, New York on October 26, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Cavill donned the iconic suit for the first time in the 2013 movie ‘Man of Steel’. Since then, he has portrayed the character in movies like ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League’. He also appeared as Superman when he reshot some scenes for Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ in 2021.