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Superman returns, Cavill inks deal with Warner Bros.
Posted Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 2:54 PM
LOS ANGELES — For fans of actor Henry Cavill's portrayal of Superman, the wait is finally over. Diehards of the DCEU have twiddled their thumbs four long years hoping Cavill would don the red and blue costume again, and Cavill officially signed a new contract to return to the role of the Man of Steel late yesterday afternoon.
Granted, it's only a three-picture deal, but the contract guarantees the continuation — the character of Superman at least — of director Zack Snyder's D.C. Universe. Cavill last suited up to play Kal-El of Krypton in 2017's "Justice League," but had a significant role in "Zack Snyder's Justice League" which currently streams on HBO Max.
WarnerMedia President Robert Blair made the announcement yesterday at a press conference flanked by not only Cavill, but Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson. The presence of "The Rock" all but confirmed Cavill's involvement in the upcoming "Black Adam" (2022).
"I'm delighted to announce Henry Cavill's return as Superman and his return to the Warner Bros. family," Blair said. "As I'm sure many of you already suspect, Cavill will co-star alongside Dwyane Johnson in 2022's "Black Adam."
Blair also revealed Cavill will star in two more D.C. titles — one in 2023 and the other in 2025 — and both are, as Blair said, "team up" pictures. Cavill shed very little light on the nature of the two mystery Warner movies, but he did state there will NOT be a "Man of Steel" (2013) sequel.
However, it was hard to miss the gaudy, Green Lantern ring Cavill sported at the press conference. Is it possible Cavill's Superman will fight alongside the Corps in a GL feature film? A Lantern streaming show is already planned for HBO Max, but a motion picture would certainly help get the bad taste out of everyone's mouth after the 2011 failure starring Ryan Reynolds.
Johnson declined to comment when asked if he'd signed up for additional D.C. ventures, but he was elated to have Cavill come onboard the "Black Adam" picture.
"Outside of Captain Marvel, there's only one man in the DCEU who can challenge anti-hero Black Adam," Johnson said as he grasped Cavill's shoulder. "You'll just have to wait and see which of us is the bad guy."
Cavill's three-picture deal guarantees him an up-front salary of $1 million a film — a far cry from the $300,000 he reportedly received for starring in "Man of Steel" — and the actor is promised an undisclosed percentage of the movie's box office profits.