Ex-WB Executive Reportedly Vowed to Prevent Henry Cavill's Superman Comeback

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It may have seemed like a huge impossibility for years but now, it has become a reality. Henry Cavill is officially returning to the DC Extended Universe following years of inactivity and the fans' back-and-forth with Warner Bros. to keep him in the franchise. After his jaw-dropping cameo in Black Adam, the 39-year-old actor pretty much confirmed that it's just a little taste of what's to come in the coming years.

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Previously, it was reported that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson fought hard for Cavill to be included in the film but he's been rejected by WB's old regime countless times. Now, a new report sheds new light on Cavill and WB's long-rumored tumultuous relationship.

According to The Post-Geek Singularity, Cavill's manager Dany Garcia, Johnson's ex-wife pointed out to former WB bosses that his potential Superman cameo in Black Adam is one of the British actor's contractual obligations. However, ex-chairman Toby Emmerich was against the idea and didn't want to have Cavill's cameo compensated.

The outlet even claims that Emmerich, who exited the company last June said the following: "Henry Cavill is now persona non grata, he’s not gonna play ball with the studio? He will never be Superman again."

Also Read: Henry Cavill Breaks Silence on Black Adam Cameo, Confirms Major Superman Comeback

I don't know what personal vendetta WB's former bosses have against Cavill but it just goes to show that most of them are out of touch. Thankfully, the WB Discovery regime has been all ears so far and with The Rock having a surprising creative pull over the franchise, it looks like the DCEU is finally on the right track. Hopefully, David Zaslav and company will be able to maintain the momentum.

Details about Henry Cavill's new DCEU deal remain under wraps. Meanwhile, Black Adam is screening in cinemas worldwide.