Dwayne Johnson reveals that Warner Bros. didn’t want Henry Cavill to return as Superman – Deadline

Dwayne Johnson celebrates the success of Black Adam in theaters and on iTunes. As everyone knows, Henry Cavill made a cameo appearance as Superman, something Johnson “fought hard for” despite Warner Bros. was initially not keen on bringing the actor back.

In a video posted on Twitter, the DC star said he wanted to establish Black Adam “as the most powerful, unstoppable force in the DC universe.” To control the latter, Johnson said, “We need to bring back the most powerful, unstoppable force of all time in any universe. And you know who I’m talking about? That’s Superman, of course. And that’s Henry Cavill.”

Johnson then revealed that the studio “inexplicably and unforgivably” didn’t want to bring Cavill back, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer and his team got to work.

“It took years to bring Henry Cavill back and years of strategic talks and we didn’t want to take no for an answer,” he added. “It was impossible, there is no viable logical way to try to build out the DC Universe without the strongest force and greatest superhero of all time sitting on the sidelines. It is impossible to do.”

Johnson continued, “It all comes back to where Superman you have to have Superman in the mix. So that’s why we fought hard to bring Superman back, Henry Cavill, and there was no other Superman to bring back, by the way. Henry Cavill is our generation of Superman and, in my opinion, the best Superman. And I mean that with respect to the other actors, especially Christopher Reeve, but the greatest Superman of all time.

With Cavill back in the DC Universe, the Black Adam star said they “can now build out the DC Universe well, strategically and smartly.” Johnson also noted that since the movie came out, the “power hierarchy in the DC Universe has changed and of course we now have new leadership at DC and at Warner Bros.”

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