Henry Cavill posted to social media to share that he is “back as Superman” following his cameo in the post-credits scene of “Black Adam,” which opened last weekend to $140 million worldwide. The news comes after years of rumors and speculation about Superman’s long-awaited return to the DC Universe.

Cavill said in a video posted to his Instagram feed:“I wanted to wait until the weekend was over before posting this because I wanted to give you all a chance to watch ‘Black Adam.’  But now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official: I am back as Superman.”  The 39-year-old actor added that what audiences saw in Black Adam is just a very small taste of things to come, but gave no further details. Cavill ended by thanking fans for their enthusiastic response to his return: “Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience. I promise it will be rewarded.”

Cavill first originated his Superman nearly 10 years ago in 2013’s “Man of Steel” and has played the Son of Krypton just a handful of times since then: in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” 2017’s “Justice League,” 2021’s “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” and a brief post-credits cameo in “Black Adam.”

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