Henry Cavill Makes Post-Credits Joke After ‘Black Adam’ Superman Cameo

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Henry Cavill nodded to his tumultuous historical past with post-credits scenes throughout a latest screening of his new Guy Ritchie-directed film “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” As reported by Insider, Cavill made some introductory remarks earlier than the movie and references his different Ritchie movies, together with his main flip within the 2015 spy movie “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” and his look “in a post-credits scene” for the director’s 2017 field workplace disappointment “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”

“Turns out, I don’t have much luck with post-credit scenes,” Cavill then wisecracked to a lot viewers laughter. “So, I may give up on those.”

Cavill is probably going referring to how “King Arthur” didn’t get a sequel as a result of it flopped on the field, but additionally a debacle ensued years later when he confirmed up as Superman within the post-credits scene of the 2022 comedian e book tentpole “Black Adam,” headlined by Dwayne Johnson. The second heralded the return of his iteration of the Man of Steel and arrange a future within the DC Universe the place he’d go toe-to-toe with Johnson’s Black Adam.

The actor confirmed in an Oct. 24, 2022 social media submit that he can be returning as Superman in a brand new Warner Bros. film following his cameo on the finish of “Black Adam.” The actor wrote to his followers: “I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman … Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience. I promise it will be rewarded.”

Two days later, Cavill spoke publicly for the primary time about his Superman return throughout a dwell recording of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast at 92NY in New York City.

“The character means so much to me. It’s been five years now. I never gave up hope,” Cavill advised the viewers. “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.”

However, Cavill’s Superman return was short-lived. Just over a month later, Warner Bros. and DC Studios introduced James Gunn and Peter Safran because the latter firm’s new bosses. The duo have been tasked with overhauling the DC Universe on the large display screen, and their plan included bringing in a brand new Superman actor to anchor their universe. It was an particularly powerful blow for Cavill, who had exited his starring position on Netflix’s “The Witcher” presumably as a result of his future appeared to incorporate extra Superman initiatives previous to Gunn and Safran’s hiring.

David Corenswet is formally taking on the position of Superman in a brand new movie written and directed by Gunn. “Superman” will open in theaters subsequent 12 months.

“I would love to see somebody do an upbeat, throwback [take on Superman],” Corenswet beforehand advised Entertainment Weekly earlier than his casting. “I love the Henry Cavill dark and gritty take, but I would love to see the next one be very bright and optimistic.”

An “upbeat” and “optimistic” Superman sounds precisely just like the sort of Superman that Corenswet will likely be taking part in. As Gunn advised Variety throughout his casting search, “The next Superman has to be someone who has all the humanity that Superman has but he’s also an alien. It’s gotta be somebody who has the kindness and the compassion that Superman has and be somebody who you want to give a hug.”

Gunn’s “Superman” opens June 11, 2025 from Warner Bros.

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