Henry Cavill confirms that he’s coming back as Superman

The only bummer about this job is I get practically every movie spoiled for me. I haven’t gotten out to see Black Adam yet. Not that I was in a rush to do so, but I was going to see it. And now I know what would have been such an incredibly cool moment. So – and this kills me to say this – stop reading this post now if you plan to see the film.

***SPOILERS for Black Adam***

In the post credit scene of Black Adam, Superman crashes through the ceiling and tells Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam they need to talk before the scene fades to black. Audiences hoped this meant Black Adam and Superman are going to battle it out in another film. Which it does, unofficially. But what was also gasp-worthy is that it was none other than Henry Cavill once again wearing the Big S emblazoned on his delicious chest. Much like the question who’s got the keys to the Batmobile this week?, we didn’t know if Henry was coming back to the role. Between the shifting directors at DC and Henry’s many other projects, most of us thought he’d pulled his red boots off for the last time (and nobody really blamed him). But Dwayne Johnson was teasing all kinds of ways during the promo and people who guessed a Superman cameo was in the works kept poking Henry if he was reprising his role anytime soon. He didn’t make a peep prior so as not to spoil anything. However, after Black Adam pulled in $140M globally, Henry felt enough people had seen the film that he could officially announce to everyone that he’s back, baby.

Henry said the clip above and the cameo in BA “are just a very small taste of things to come,” which has sent fans into overdrive trying to figure what’s coming next. DC has a lot of issues currently. The biggest is Ezra Miller because DC had a franchise tied to them. And now that they are looking at a potential 26 years behind bars, DC needs to pretend they were never The Flash. I swear, if Henry can resurrect DC’s PR by coming back, I might suspect he actually is Superman.

Henry ended his IG by thanking the fans for all their support and love. I’ll bet they lost their minds over that cameo. Like I said, I would pay money to go back to a time I didn’t know about it just to see that scene. I love Henry as Superman. Granted I think he is knee-buckling handsome, but I also think he’s good in the role so I’m game for however long he wants the cape. And I hope Amy Adams keeps coming back as his Lois, they’re darling together (on and offscreen). Henry also said in his IG that he was sorry to keep us in suspense, but he promises it will be rewarded. So I guess he intends to make out with me in the theater during his next film? Awesome.

Equally sexy to Superman Henry is Nerd Hank:

Photo credit: Cover Images, James Warren/Avalon Red and Instagram

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  1. Danbury says:

    I’m really looking forward to this – I liked him as Superman! He just got stuck with some crappy writing to so hopefully DC will up their game

  2. girl_ninja says:

    I’m hoping to see Superman with Robert Pattinson’s incarnation of Batman on screen together. I really enjoyed The Batman. And I loved Cavill’s Superman. Let’s hope for good stuff to come from this.

    • L84Tea says:

      This comment made me smile for a funny reason. Here’s a little fun fact–when Stephenie Meyer was writing Twilight, I’ve read that she pictured Henry Cavill in her mind as Edward as she wrote. So in a strange way, Henry is actually the true Edward. So to see him and Robert Pattinson on screen together would probably make my old 2008 inner nerd ovaries explode.

  3. Lolo86lf says:

    I love Henry Cavill’s work. The way he makes his voice deeper in the Witcher makes my gay eardrums tingle. The Superman role suits him very well. I don’t know much about his personal life but I haven’t heard bad things about him so he must be a cool dude.

  4. Snappyfish says:

    I’m glad. He is a good Superman & I think he is more suited to that role that the possibility of being the next Bond. I like him as Napoleon Solo in Man from UNCLE, but I see Superman when I see him or Witcher.

  5. L84Tea says:

    I’m thrilled over this. I thought Man of Steel was an excellent movie and then they went and killed him in the next film, followed by the CGI mess of The Justice League. I really, really hope we get a Man of Steel 2 this time where he gets to fully shine as Clark/SM as he did in the first.

  6. DouchesOfCambridge says:

    I was such a huge fan of Henry when he was doing the Tudors a long time ago. I jumped off the wagon when he started dating a 19 year old girl. Superman to me, will always be Christopher Reeves. I know that too was so long ago lol

    • Chantal says:

      +1 re Christopher Reeves and on The Tudors. But Henry is pretty good as Superman, although I still think DC did Brandon Routh wrong. DC has major casting and writing problems. I hope they get their act together.

  7. AngryJayne says:

    I genuinely believe that he’s the best Superman (but maintain nostalgic fondness for Christopher R). Black Adam was pretty good, it definitely exceeded my expectations.
    I promise that knowing what the end credit scene contains, won’t diminish it. It was really brief- and didn’t we all kind of suspect that Cavill wasn’t going anywhere?

  8. Maddy says:

    This man gives me the ick. He’s always involved with young barely legal girls, don’t get the hype

  9. Stef says:

    Cool! I’ve had a thing for Henry since The Tudors and look forward to this.

  10. M&M says:

    I loved Henry in Mission Impossible. That fight scene in the bathroom is 🤌🏼.

  11. melancholy says:

    i don’t understand the spoiler notes in the story when the spoiler is the headline? i think most people have already heard (saw many articles over the weekend doing the same thing). either way, i’m interested in seeing cavill as superman again. i think he’s one of the better actors to play him, i just hope he gets a decent script.

  12. thaisajs says:

    Yeah, hard no on watching any more Superman movies. I can barely get thru The Witcher with him. His penchant for dating girls in their teens and just general smarmy grossness ruined it for me.

    • Voominvava says:

      I keep seeing comments about this, but it’s not a “penchant” when he once dated a 19 year old when he was 33. Yes it’s still young, but she was an adult.
      His other girlfriends have been much closer in age.

  13. jferber says:

    I don’t like him as Superman. Something robotic. Christopher Reeves will always be my favorite, God bless his soul.

  14. FhMom says:

    I’m more excited about The Witcher coming back although I barely remember how it ended last season.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      I love him in the Witcher! His character is so not Superman, which is part of what makes his role so engaging. He’s an anti-hero with a heart of gold.

  15. HeyKay says:

    Henry Cavill is gorgeous. So hot in The Tudors. He’s good in The Witcher.
    In fact, I am only keeping my Netflix account to watch The Witcher (me) and Teletubbies and The Wiggles for beloved daughter.
    Henry was great in Mi, and that bathroom fight scene was worth sitting thru the movie for, his mustache was also very good in MI. lol
    Yes, I bought MI to see Henry, not Tom Cruise.

    Have ya seen Henrys dog, Kal? An American Akita who is just a gorgeous, smart dog, and well trained too.

    Henry was more attractive before Superman, he’s a bit too bulky/muscle bound now vs The Tudors or The Immortals version of HC.

    The rumors about his private life seem to bounce from “he’s gay” to “he likes 19 y/o girls instead of age appropriate women.”
    Henry has been openly declaring he wanted another run at Superman for a few years now. I’d watch HC as Superman with Rob Pattinson vs. HC as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman again.