Henry Cavill announced that he is back as Superman. The actor took to social media to make the announcement, much to the excitement of his fans.
The announcement came following his cameo in the post-credits scene of the new Warner Bros. movie 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. But now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman," he said in the video.
"And the image you see in this post and what you saw in Black Adam is just a very small taste of what's to come," Henry teased in the video.
The actor also extended his gratitude to his supporters saying, "Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience. I promise it will be rewarded."
Fans of Henry were quick to react to his announcement.
One fan commented, "I just got so emotional! Omg our SUPERMAN! I’m so beyond happy and grateful you are back! We love you and support you to the end!"
Another fan commented, "I’m in tears. Actual tears. I never gave up hope like so many others around the world. Thank you for never giving up the cape. We all love you as Superman and we are not done loving you. Thank you for keeping hope alive."
In an interview with Happy Sad Confused podcast following his announcement, Henry expressed his excitement about the future of Superman.
"The character means so much to me. It’s been five years now. I never gave up hope. It’s amazing to be here now talking about it again. There is such a bright future ahead for the character. I’m so excited to tell a story with an enormously joyful Superman," he said in the interview.
Henry shared that he was contacted to do the cameo while he was filming his Netflix series The Witcher. But he had to keep his return as Superman as top secret.
He remarked that wearing his Superman suit again is one of the best moments of his career.
"I went to Warner Bros.’ studio in the UK and got back in the suit. It was a very powerful moment for me. I wasn’t sure how I would feel…whether it would be something very emotionally connective because I put the 'Man of Steel' suit back on. I chose that one in particular because of the nostalgia attached to the suit. It was important for me to be standing there and enjoying that moment. That is one of the top moments in my career. It feels great to have the opportunity to wear it again," he said.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Variety, Black Adam actor Dwayne Johnson shared how he "fought for years" for Henry to play Superman again.
"We fought for years to bring you back. They always said no. But for [producers] Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, and myself ‘no’ was never an option. We can’t intelligently and strategically build out our DC Universe without the greatest superhero of all time. Because for us, the fans will always come first," he relayed.
He remarked, "As wild as it sounds, I learned that ‘fans first’ philosophy back when I was wrestling in flea markets for $40 bucks a match well before the bright lights of WWE. Welcome home, Superman. I’ll see you down the road."