After Henry Cavill’s cameo appearance as Superman in Black AdamZack Snyder congratulates the Man of Steel star upon returning to the DCU. In 2023, the DCU (formerly known as the DCEU until October 2022) will officially be ten years old, as the franchise started all the way back in 2013 with Man of Steel. Directed by Snyder and starring Cavill as Superman, Man of Steel served as the first pivotal chapter in Warner Bros.’ good attempt at launching a superhero movie universe similar to the MCU.
Cavill and Snyder would then team up on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice Leaguethe latter getting its original version to be released on HBO Max in 2021. However, as the DCU continued after the controversial Justice League cut in 2017, the interconnected universe was in flux as the studio tried to figure out how to continue their superhero franchise. While Snyder has started working on his own properties for Netflix, Cavill finally returned as Superman in Black Adamwhere he appeared in a cameo appearance setting up bigger things to come.
to be . follow Black Adam appearance, Cavill recently appeared on a live recording of Josh Horowitz’s Happy, sad, confused podcast (via @MoviesThatMaher), where he talked about multiple things, including his return as Superman. During the podcast, Snyder had sent in a special video message for the Q&A session, asking Cavill a question about shooting Man of Steel. Before ending his message, Snyder added a sweet message for the actor:
“I can’t wait to work with you in the future, and of course you are the best Superman ever.”
Will Zack Snyder ever return to the DCU?
While Black Adam was the first step in Cavill’s next chapter as Superman in the DCU, the bigger question many are probably asking is whether Snyder would ever return to the franchise. Despite the many fallouts that have occurred between Snyder and the studio, most of the previous regime is currently gone after CEO David Zaslav took over when the merger with Warner Bros. Discovery was completed. If DC Studios, which is headed by James Gunn and Peter Safran, is interested in continuing Snyder’s story in future DCU movies, it’s more likely to do so now unlike when DC Films was still in the game with Walter Hamada and his team. Cavill’s return certainly puts this possibility in the spotlight.
It’s worth remembering, though, that even if Snyder and DC Studios are another game to team up, the director has some projects he’ll be working on for at least another year or two. As of now, Snyder is currently working on Rebel Moon for Netflix, with Rebel Moon part 2 already green light for the streaming service. Snyder also has his Army of the Dead continuation, Planet of the Dead, for Netflix, that’s coming, meaning a return to the DCU wouldn’t happen for a few more years. However, if all parties are ready for it to happen, Snyder may very well return to the DCU and perhaps get on with his favorite Superman again, as Cavill makes his comeback.
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Source: Happy Sad Confused podcast (via @MoviesThatMaher)