Film festivals and conventions are in full swing this year, as South by Southwest, Tribeca, and CinemaCon all saw insane crowds during the first half of 2022. The legendary San Diego Comic-Con kicks off for the first time since 2019 on July 21st, bringing with it a weekend full of fans from around the globe and panel discussions from trailblazing studios. Leading the pack of guests will be Dwayne Johnson, who is set to appear at the convention to discuss the upcoming release of Black Adam, but he may, in fact, be bringing along Henry Cavill in what might be a surprise appearance of Superman back to DC.
As noted by Screen Rant back in 2021, Dwayne Johnson has long favored a return of Henry Cavill’s Superman to the DC Extended Universe. At this point, there has been no confirmation of Cavill’s involvement, but Johnson has wanted a cameo of Superman in Black Adam. Black Adam is set to debut on October 21st, 2022, and as Screen Rant points out, Johnson will be in attendance at this year’s Comic-Con to promote the film alongside director Jaume Collet-Serra. Zachary Levi will also be a part of the panel as he will be discussing his return to DC in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, premiering this December.
Even though the character of Black Adam is known to be an adversary of Shazam, Comic Book has reported that a cameo by Superman may be inevitable. Dwayne Johnson even took to social media to comment on the rumors that Henry Cavill may put on the Superman cape for another go at the DC Extended Universe. Replying to a fan’s wish for an epic showdown between Black Adam and Superman, Johnson posted his two cents on the matter via Twitter this month. He noted that his entire career has been built upon listening to fans because “they will always lead you to where you need to go.”
From back in the day when I was wrestling in flea markets for $40 bucks a match, all the way to now.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 1, 2022
I’ve learned to always listen to the audience because they will always lead you to where you need to go.
I hear you & I always got you 👊🏾😉#BlackAdam @SevenBucksProd https://t.co/gqFlDwb8ud
With the lead-up to the all-important San Diego Comic-Con, Dwayne Johnson may be hinting at a cameo from Henry Cavill, not just as Superman in the film, but possibly attending the convention to announce the surprise. Cavill has not been involved in a DC Extended Universe project since 2017’s Justice League, with no current plans on the horizon to return to the franchise. Since his time playing Superman, Cavill has taken on completely different roles on television and film, including Netflix’s The Witcher and Enola Holmes, and fighting opposite Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. He will next be seen in Enola Holmes 2, which is expected to be released later this year on Netflix, in addition to Argylle, directed by Matthew Vaughn. Argylle will feature an all-star cast that includes Bryan Cranston, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Dua Lipa.