Henry Cavill has confirmed that he will continue to play Superman, officially ending speculation that he wasn’t on the best terms with Warner Bros. and had hung up the cape for good. The 39-year old actor and PC enthusiast shared the news through his Instagram account today, telling fans that what they saw at the end of Black Adam (which apparently features a cameo of him back as the iconic superhero) was just a “taste of what’s to come.” His Superman is poised to return in the sequel to Black Adam, where he’ll be going up against Dwayne Johnson’s anti-hero, but Man of Steel 2 isn’t coming anytime soon, according to Deadline’s sources.
“I wanted to wait [until] the weekend before posting this,” Cavill said in the video, “because I wanted to give you a chance to watch Black Adam.”
From a Deadline report:
This is no way a surprise — we told you this was in the works back in May 2020 despite some at Warner Bros. throwing furniture at the time, upset that Deadline went with the news so early.
Deadline hears that Cavill is still in final talks, and that there’s no Man of Steel 2 yet as there’s no director or writer, but this is the way the universe is moving. Warner Bros. had no comment when reached.
The actor teamed with Instagram and dozens of creators in a one-of-a-kind team-up to announce today’s news. It’s the first time, I understand, Instagram has teamed with an actor on an announcement. A variation of it was done prior with Beyoncé on her Renaissance album release.