The Rock Reportedly Pressured Warner Bros to Bring Back Henry Cavill's Superman

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We're only two weeks away from the theatrical release of DC's Black Adam and while it initially lacked hyped, the entire comic book film fandom has been buzzing about it for quite some time now. Of course, a lot of you are probably aware by now that the film could mark the return of Henry Cavill's Superman, and while it's still a little too early to rejoice, it looks like Cavill's DCEU comeback is actually true this time around.

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Insider David Faraci claims that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson put a lot of pressure on WB to bring Cavill back as Superman. Not only that, but the British actor is reportedly finally getting his long overdue Man of Steel sequel thanks to The Rock. On the latest episode of his Marvelvision podcast, Faraci said the following:

"Henry Cavill is appearing in 'Black Adam' in the post-credits scene. That scoop, nobody cared about it. It’s just– Nobody gave a shit. In fact, I see today, people on Reddit posting, ‘Do you think Henry Cavill will ever return as Superman?’ It’s like, ‘Yes, motherfuckers. He is.’ I got some more information about this."

He added: "Yeah. It’s not, like, specific. It’s all behind-the-scenes stuff that I thought was kind of fascinating, which is that, the reason why… Henry Cavill has returned as Superman in 'Black Adam' is because The Rock demanded it… Like, he went hard, full-court press on Warner Bros., and made them go to Henry Cavill and they had to sign a new deal with Henry Cavill, including saying they were gonna develop a new 'Superman' movie… And it was all because The Rock insisted…"

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Of course, seeing is believing but if Henry does in fact appear during Black Adam's end-credits scene, I think it would be pretty safe to say that the DCEU could truly be on its way to reestablishing itself. Something that has long been overdue.

DC's Black Adam hits cinemas on October 21.