- Henry Cavill has finally reprised his role as Superman with a cameo in “Black Adam.”
- The star recently explained that he got to pick which costume to wear for his return.
- Cavill said he’s excited to play an “enormously joyful” Superman.
It’s been five years since Henry Cavill last donned the cape and tights as the DC Extended Universe’s Superman, but he’s finally returned to the role thanks to the “Black Adam” mid-credits scene.
There’s been an outpouring of love from fans about the actor coming back to the role, and many are keen to know what’s ahead for the Man of Steel.
A recent report from The Hollywood Reporter says that a sequel starring Cavill is in early development by producer Charles Roven, though it’ll be some time before it arrives on the big screen. But the actor has already discussed what it was like stepping back into the red boots when speaking to MTV’s Josh Horowitz during a talk at the 92nd Street Y.
Cavill noted that he shot the scene in the UK, saying: “I went to Warner Bros.’ studio in the UK and got back in the suit. It was a very powerful moment for me.”
The star also explained that he picked the “Man of Steel” suit for the short scene, which he wore in his first appearance as Superman, and he wasn’t sure how it would feel because of the nostalgia that goes with the costume.
“I wasn’t sure how I would feel… whether it would be something very emotionally connective because I put the Man of Steel suit back on. I chose that one in particular because of the nostalgia attached to the suit,” said Cavill.
But Cavill found the experience incredibly moving, and he’s grateful to step into the role again.
He said: “It was important for me to be standing there and enjoying that moment. That is one of the top moments in my career. It feels great to have the opportunity to wear it again.”
The star went on to say that he “never gave up hope” that he would play Superman again in the future, and he’s excited about what the future holds for the character.
Cavill said: “The character means so much to me. It’s been five years now. I never gave up hope.It’s amazing to be here now talking about it again. There is such a bright future ahead for the character. I’m so excited to tell a story with an enormously joyful Superman.”
Fans have understandably been excited about the actor’s return, but what’s also interesting is the news that director James Gunn and Peter Safran will lead DC Films as co-CEOs. Warner Bros. is clearly set on ushering in a whole new era of the DCEU, and it certainly seems promising.
Gunn has already dabbled with the franchise thanks to his one-two punch of “The Suicide Squad” movie and its followup TV series, “Peacemaker.” So it’ll be interesting to see what a future Superman movie looks like under his guidance as co-CEO.