Dwayne Johnson, star of “Black Adam”, has gone to great lengths to get Henry Cavill to don the Superman costume again in future DC Comics movies. A job that has obviously paid off, since the British confirmed the news this Monday on his Instagram account.
Black Adam’s call was heard by the Super. As the latest movie in the DC Comics universe makes its way into the box office, its post-genre sequence (which gossip says is the film’s only interest) reveals Superman, played by Henry Cavill. Something to unleash the fans, who have been waiting for confirmation of the return of the British actor in the skin of the Kryptonian. And he has since the video uploaded by Cavill on his Instagram account. “I wanted to wait until the end of the weekend before posting this because I wanted to give everyone a chance to see ‘Black Adam,'” the comedian says, referring to the Black Adam post-credits scene. “But now that so many of you have, I wanted to make it official: I’m back as Superman.” And that final scene is just “a small taste of what is to come, my friends. The dawn of a renewed hope”, he adds, before concluding with a thank you: “Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience, I promise you it will be rewarded”.
finally some clarity
But this investment was not obvious. In fact, unlike Marvel, where all productions are masterfully directed by Kevin Feige, the world of DC Comics, in which superheroes such as Superman or Batman, to name a few, evolve, is still in search of the thinking head that will be able to breathe again. energy to this universe that only asks to expand. According to the American site The Hollywood Reporter, the departure of the head of DC Films, Walter Hamada, could allow certain initiatives to be taken, starting with the one initiated by Dwayne Johnson, for the moment crowned with success.
The star of “Black Adam”, currently on the screens, wants more than anything that the movie “Black Adam v. Superman” can see the light of day. With Henry Cavill disguised as a superhero, the complete opposite of what Walter Hamada wanted. To get around his veto, Dwayne Johnson then decided to go directly to Michael De Luca and Pam Abby under Warner Bros. Pictures to get the project done, with the post-genre Black Adam scene in the first stage. The scene was finally shot in mid-September, as a first step towards formalizing Henry Cavill’s return.
A new era for DC Comics
“There is a new era in the DC Universe that is about to begin,” said Dwayne Johnson, who is more involved than ever in the turn the DC Comics franchise is about to take on film. Also according to The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Reeves is currently developing new projects alongside him, in addition to a new part of “The Batman”, and the development of a series focused on the Penguin character with Colin Farrell. JJ Abrams is yet to produce a movie centered on a black Superman, based on a script signed by Ta-Nehisi Coates. James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Peacemaker, The Suicide Squad) is also working on a movie (see two) kept under wraps.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael De Luca, known for his keen knowledge of the DC Comics universe, is currently firmly in the forefront of its future development. Dwayne Johnson recently explained to the US site Variety that he intended to fill an advisory role to help DC Comics move forward. “I love DC, it’s in my blood. I grew up with this universe. I am here to help in any way, and that means finding a new leader or multiple leaders,” he explains.
“At the moment, it’s the Wild West. Everyone tries to position themselves in relation to others. This is what happens in a case like this where there is no clear direction,” a source said.