Henry Cavill, the Man of Steel himself, confirmed in an Instagram video that he will be returning to the DCEU as Superman. The announcement comes after Superman made a cameo appearance in the mid-credits scene of Black Adam.
“I wanted to wait until the weekend was over before posting this because I wanted to give you all a chance to watch Black Adam,” Cavill explained in the video. “But now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman.”
Black Adam marks Cavill’s latest outing as Superman since 2021’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The character also made a brief appearance in 2019’s Shazam!, but since it was only a quick shot of that iconic red and blue suit, Cavill didn’t actually appear. Now, after much speculation and pleading from fans, Cavill has donned the superhero tights once again.
“A very small taste of what’s to come, my friends,” reads Cavill’s Instagram caption. “The dawn of hope renewed. Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded.”
Clearly, the DCEU isn’t done with Superman just yet. What the future holds in store is still a mystery, but based on his appearance in Black Adam and Dwayne Johnson’s desire to see Black Adam and Superman fight, it looks like we’re headed for a major superpowered showdown. Here’s hoping this one doesn’t end with Black Adam and Superman realizing their mothers have the same name.