Henry Cavill has officially announced his return as Superman on his Instagram account on Monday.
“A very small taste of what’s to come, my friends. The dawn of hope renewed. Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded,” Cavill said.
Cavill most recently appeared as Superman in the post-credit scene of “Black Adam.”
It’s the first time Cavill has suited up as the Man of Steel since the long production of “Justice League” back in 2016 and 2017. It comes as a boon to fans of Cavill’s iteration of the character after murmurs that Superman was going to be rebooted and the actor’s tenure had concluded.
Cavill’s future as Superman has been the subject of speculation for the last few years, with a Superman cameo happening at the end of 2019’s “Shazam!” but with the character’s face obscured, leading some to assume this was a signal that the role might be recast.
While no formal plans for the future of Cavill’s Superman have been announced, the character’s journey in “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” – the four-hour director’s cut of “Justice League” that was released on HBO Max in 2021 – was warmly received.
Most of Cavill’s other DC cohorts all have future films in the works – Jason Momoa’s Aquaman returns in 2023’s “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” and Gal Gadot is developing a third “Wonder Woman.” Even Ben Affleck’s Batman makes a return in 2023’s “The Flash.”