Report: Warner Bros. CEO Wants Henry Cavill Back as Superman



Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is making big moves, and now an epic battle between Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Black Adam and Henry Cavill’s Superman could happen. According to Mikey Sutton of Geekosity Mag, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav envisions Black Adam 2 as a potential billion-dollar blockbuster, provided Henry Cavill reprises his role as Superman.


As Sutton reported:


On March 29, 2021, I scooped that The Rock envisions Black Adam fighting Zack Snyder’s Justice League. To The Rock, that team symbolizes the DC universe. After all, Black Adam battling Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck’s Batman, and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is on an epic scale.

The Rock has teased Superman for years.

For Black Adam, it is the ultimate boxing match. Furthermore, The Rock and Henry Cavill are friends. In fact, they share the same agent, Dany Garcia. (Garcia is The Rock’s ex-wife.)

Insiders reveal that The Rock plans to have Henry Cavill in Black Adam 2; he’d rather save the Justice League for the third.

Zaslav shares his enthusiasm.



Sutton has a very good track record for insider scoops, and he explains Zaslav’s thinking here. 


Zaslav views The Rock vs. Henry Cavill as bigger than Captain America: Civil War. That 2016 smash tossed Captain America against Iron Man. Audiences paid $1.153 billion to see Chris Evans duke it out with Robert Downey Jr.

But The Rock and Henry Cavill? That could be on another level.

On November 12, 2021, a source claimed that Henry Cavill signed on for Black Adam 2. Nonetheless, we haven’t gotten confirmation yet. Undoubtedly, the interest is there from both parties. Three, actually, if you count Zaslav.

It’s about money. It’s all about money.

Warner Bros. Discovery’s expectations are sky high. In fact, the studio has more faith in Black Adam than The Flash.

Henry Cavill’s Superman facing The Rock’s Black Adam defines Zaslav’s “shock and awe.”



What do you think? Would you be interested in seeing this match-up? Do you think this could happen, or could it just be a planted story to gauge fan interest? 



John Pallister

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