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Dwayne Johnson reveals the REAL reason why Henry Cavill returned as 'Man of Steel'

'There was no other 'Superman' to bring back, Henry Cavill is our generation’s 'Superman', in my opinion, the greatest 'Superman,' said Dwayne Johnson
Henry Cavill as Superman in Batman v 'Superman: Dawn of Justice', and Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam in 'Black Adam' (IMDb)
Henry Cavill as Superman in Batman v 'Superman: Dawn of Justice', and Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam in 'Black Adam' (IMDb)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: It is nothing new that Dwayne Johnson took a pledge of getting DCEU back to its prime days by being its advisor and one of the first things he did was bring back Henry Cavill's 'Superman'. DCEU's most recent release, 'Black Adam' starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular character was seen standing opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in the post-credit scene of the movie. However, fans could not have been sure "what is happening" thus the actor acknowledged his return as 'Superman' which obviously made every DCEU fan jump out of their couches kind of happy. Although now the debate has sort of deviated as according to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Cavill is apparently the best 'Superman' that DC Extended Universe ever had.

Regardless, as of November 23, 2022, 'Black Adam' has grossed 159 million dollars in the United States and Canada, and 209.8 million dollars in other territories, for a worldwide total of 368.8 million dollars. It is quite impressive considering the DCEU creators were not making many movies that were up to the mark. However, this is a big shift since then. 


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In a recent video posted on Twitter celebrating 'Black Adam's digital release, Johnson discusses why he pushed to bring Henry Cavill back as 'Superman,' calling the actor the best to ever portray the character. Although showing respect for Christopher Reeve's version of the iconic superhero, Johnson makes it plain that, for him, Cavill stands above the rest.

Johnson said in the video, "There was no other 'Superman,' by the way, to bring back. Henry Cavill is our generation’s 'Superman' and, in my opinion, the greatest 'Superman.' And I mean that respectfully to the other actors, especially Christopher Reeve, but (Henry) is the greatest 'Superman' of all time."


Producers Hiram Garcia and Beau Flynn later confirmed to that a sequel was planned and stated that it is intended to be fast-tracked into production soon. Garcia added that it would serve as a buildup to the eventual duel between 'Superman' and 'Black Adam'. Cavill himself confirmed his resumed involvement in the DCEU as a whole in the end week of October, stating that his mid-credits cameo appearance in 'Black Adam' was "just a very small taste of things to come"

Although things were not always hunky dory as Cavill had bowed out from playing Superman for a while in the middle and focussed on being Sherlock Holmes instead. Speaking of which, Cavill's new movie 'Enola Holmes 2' is now streaming on Netflix.