It’s been five long years since Henry Cavill donned the red cape as Superman in any new DC movie, and it looked like he was gone for good. But now there’s talk of his return – not just for a cameo appearance Black Adam, but possibly even longer! Those at Warner Bros. appear to want another whole Superman movie with Cavil back in the title role.
On Monday, The Hollywood Reporter published a new piece discussing DC films at Warner Bros. in light of Walter Hamada’s exit. While there are many different projects and characters in the mix, it seems that executives at Warner Bros. are most keen on having Cavill return for another Superman movie.
Warner Bros. Pictures executives Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy are looking for writers to help pen a Man of Steel sequel, produced by Charles Roven. Christopher McQuarrie, famous for his work on Mission: Impossible, is reportedly one of the names on the studio’s list.
Black Adam vs. Superman Movie
Cavill’s Superman is set to face off against Dwayne Johnson‘s Black Adam in Man of Steel 2, but there has also been talk of a standalone film pitting the two characters against each other. Johnson has been vocal about his desire to square off against Cavill in such a movie.
Johnson teased that fans will “And when fans watch Black Adam and they see the end, and they really pay attention, as I know they will… as they pay attention to the words that were said, they pay attention to the nuance of the looks. We’ll let that lead us.” to the ending of Black Adam and subsequent looks and words, which may lead to a Superman crossover movie in the future.
“Now we’ve gotten to a great place where we’ve delivered for the audience. And when I say ‘we’re listening to the audience,’ they know we mean it. And when we say, ‘we’re building up the DC Universe,’ we mean it. This is what we mean. And when we say, ‘welcome home,’ you know who I’m talking about.” he continued. “We can’t go right there right away.”
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Timothy is a senior writer based in Atlanta, specializing in celebrity-related news. She is always ready to cover trending TV stories with an unbiased perspective and a pinch of gossip.