Dwayne Johnson Confirms Warner Doesn’t Want Henry Cavill To Return As Superman
Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson revealed that Warner Bros. he didn’t want Henry Cavill to come back as Superman. In a video celebrating the DC Comics film topping the Apple TV chart in the US, the actor praised Cavill’s return during the post-credits scene, before taking pictures with the giant figures in action at DC Films (now DC Studios). “At the end of the day, the studio wasn’t bringing Henry Cavill back — in a mysterious and gratuitous way,” he said, stressing that the idea had been brewing for years. “But we wouldn’t take no for an answer.”
Johnson then expressed his appreciation for Cavill’s take on Superman, calling him “great” and noting that everything in the DC Comics universe comes back to him. “There was no way, no practical and logical way you could try to build the DC Universe without the superpowers and the greatest superhero ever sitting on the sidelines. It is impossible to do. A previous report suggested that Johnson was pitching the idea of Cavill’s return as Superman four years ago, which was rejected by DC Films president Walter Hamada, who wanted to move away from the premise of Zack Snyder’s continuity.
Sayin’ a big thank you from my ol’ pick up truck for everything wonderful #BlackAdam support and feedback
#1 movie on iTunes🔥
We will be in theaters and all the holidays
I wanted to give you something #man knowledge 👊🏾
He is happy 🦃🍿 pic.twitter.com/WyGa49J7Dr
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 23, 2022
The rejection forced Johnson to meet with Warner Bros. Pictures lead Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy, who approved Cavill’s inclusion Black Adam, At the time, Hamada had plans to introduce Black Superman, based on the fictional US President Calvin Ellis from Earth-23 in DC Comics. The officer has now quietly left the studio and is in charge horror genre at Paramount Pictures,
Meanwhile, Cavill has confirmed that he is back to play the red-hot actor, with reports that Man of Steel will be cast in the Warner Bros. film. Entering the Discovery offices. Charles Roven (The Dark Knight) is attached to produce, as the hunt for writers continues.
Now that Black Adam and the Justice Society of America (JSA) have been introduced to the public, Johnson aims to begin building the DC Universe “properly, strategically, intelligently.” “Also, the powers that be in the DC Universe have changed,” he said, referring to the recently appointed heads of the new DC Studios, filmmaker James Gunn and producer Peter Safran. The pair will oversee all future DC Comics movies, shows, and animation projects — the former tends to the creative side, while the latter takes care of business and production.
Released on October 20, Black Adam made a worldwide total of $378.1 million (approx. Rs. 3,090 crore), as it introduced a host of new heroes to the DC Universe. The film marks the best opening weekend of The Rock’s career as a leading actor. Black Adam is now available on the most popular social media platforms in the US. The date of OTT for India is unknown.