After losing out to Daniel Craig in the James Bond auditions for Casino Royale, Henry Cavill nevertheless continued to progress in his career and eventually bagged Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel. Since then, his much-loved Clark Kent has gone on to star in Batman v Superman and two versions of Justice League. However, his future in the franchise has remained uncertain for years, until now.
Thanks to the producing power of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Cavill was able to cameo in the mid-credits scene of Black Adam last weekend, thrilling fans that his Superman was finally back in the franchise.
The Witcher star took to social media to share how pleased he was to be back in the role, just as James Gunn takes over the newly rebooted DC Studios as co-CEO at Warner Bros.
The 39-year-old captioned his post: “A very small taste of what’s to come, my friends. The dawn of hope renewed. Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded.”
According to the outlet, Cavill will play Superman in Black Adam 2, Man of Steel 2 and Justice League 2.
The first one isn’t a surprise given his cameo in the first film and The Rock’s desire to see the superheroes battle each other on the big screen. Warner Bros are rumoured to be looking for writers for Man of Steel 2, but Justice League 2 will be a big surprise.
It took a lot for the Snyder Cut to be released with its cliffhanger ending, but perhaps Gunn and his team plan to let the sequel the director had originally intended be made?