Dwayne Johnson says Warner Bros didn’t want Henry Cavill back as Superman
Henry Cavill may have made a cameo as Superman in Black Adam but Dwayne Johnson, who is celebrating the success of the film in theatres and on iTunes, is said to have “fought hard” for that to happen despite Warner Bros. not initially keen on bringing back the actor.
According to Deadline, 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 manage the latter, Johnson said, “We have to bring back the most powerful, unstoppable force of all time in any universe. And you guys know who I’m talking about? Of course, that is Superman. And that’s Henry Cavill.”
Johnson then revealed that the studio “inexplicably and inexcusably” did not want to bring back Cavill but he was not going to take no for an answer and his team got to work.
“This has been years in the making regarding bringing Henry Cavill back and years of strategic conversations and we were not going to take no for an answer,” he added. “There was no way, there’s no viable logical way that you can attempt to build out the DC Universe without the most powerful force and the greatest superhero of all time sitting on the sidelines. It’s impossible to do.”