Warning:This article contains spoilers for Black Adam.
Black Adam’s unexpected comeback A DCEU talent is said to have only signed a one-time contract to appear in the post-credits scene in the most recent DCEU films. After a protracted period of development hell,
Dwayne Johnson ultimately assumed the role of the movie’s titular DC Comics anti-hero. Although Black Adam’s October 21 theatrical release was met with mixed reviews from critics, its opening night at the box office was the best since 2018’s Aquaman.
In the post-credits sequence of Black Adam, Black Adam is confronted with a new threat after defeating Sabbac (Marwan Kenzari) and taking over his position as the guardian and king of Kahndaq.
Adam was still viewed as a threat by Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller even after the anti-hero and the remaining Justice Society of America members came to an agreement at the end of the movie, so the leader of Task Force X sent a holographic warning to Adam in an effort to keep his movements restricted to Kahndaq. Waller threatened Adam, but he was
unconcerned, and she quickly admitted that she had “called in a favor, “Superman made his DCEU comeback when Johnson’s ruthless dictator sought to speak with Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Despite the fact that Cavill’s comeback has come as a much-welcomed surprise to veteran DCEU fans after much ambiguity over the destiny of his character, a recent report claims that the actor’s full return to the franchise isn’t quite set in stone.
According to THR’s most recent Heat Vision newsletter, Cavill’s appearance in Black Adam was not a part of a bigger deal that would have secured his future in the DCEU. The actor may have simply consented to a one-time repetition of his role in the post-credits sequence,
rather than a long-term pact to return to the franchise, according to the newsletter’s sources in the film business. Despite this, the studio apparently wants Cavill to make a comeback in a bigger role in upcoming DCEU films.
What did Cavill’s Superman Comeback mean For The DC Extended Universe’s Future?
While Black Adam set up a Superman against Black Adam confrontation, Cavill’s return to the property not only indicates that the actor may do so in the future but also provides a glimpse into Warner Bros. Discovery’s ambitions for the DCEU after a protracted period of ambiguity.
Even though films like Peacemaker, Shazam! The Fury of the Gods, Aquaman, and the Lost Kingdom will continue the stories of well-known DCEU characters, recent changes, and departures at Warner Bros.
Discovery has prompted many to wonder whether the studio plans to reboot the franchise with The Flash. In addition, the distinction between Zack Snyder’s Justice League and the original edit of the film has caused some confusion.
The DCEU as a whole could regard some events as canon. Warner Bros. Discovery is at least committed to maintaining and expanding upon the aspects of the DCEU that have been well-received by audiences, even though problems with the continuity of each Justice League movie still exist. The studio is reportedly hoping to develop a new Superman film with Henry Cavill as the lead, and The Flash was reshot with Ben Affleck as Batman.
In contrast to the controversial to unfavorable reviews that many of the films in which he appeared after Man of Steel got, Cavill’s casting as Superman in the DC Extended Universe has earned high appreciation.
As a result, a lot of ardent DCEU followers anticipated the actor would have another chance to showcase his on-screen interpretation of the character. Although Warner Bros. Discovery’s newfound interest in the character is a promising indicator that Cavill’s hero may soon make a comeback, Black Adam’s Superman cameo may have been a one-time arrangement.