Dwayne Johnson Details Years of Fighting for Superman Cameo

Dwayne Johnson displays an incredible amount of passion in everything he does. He is attached to it Black Adam has been a shape, way, or form for the better part of 15 years, finally getting to play the character in an untitled film currently in theaters. The actor also had his sights set on Henry Cavill appearing in the film, so much so that he spent years with his business associates. In a Twitter video posted Wednesday afternoon, the Black Adam star even suggested that the actor was integral to the future of the DC Universe.

“We need to bring back the most powerful unstoppable force of all time in every universe. You know who I’m talking about, it’s Superman. That’s Henry Cavill. At the end of the day, the studio didn’t bring Henry back, inexplicably and unforgivably, but we didn’t want to take no for an answer,” Johnson said as he drove to the set.

While he didn’t say exactly how long the process to get Cavill back took, the wrestler turned actor said it was a long time because studio executives originally didn’t want the actor to return.

“This has been years in the making, Henry Cavill came back with strategic talks and we weren’t about to take no for an answer. For us there is no viable logical way to build out the DC Universe without the most powerful force and the greatest superhero sitting on the sidelines all the time, that’s impossible,” the actor added. “You can put this thing on a Venn diagram 90 times, but it all comes back to, ‘Where’s Superman?’ You have to have Superman in the mix, so that’s why we fought hard to get Superman back.”

The praise for both Superman and Cavill didn’t stop there, however, as Johnson went all out to call Cavill’s performance the best actor to ever play the Man of Steel.

“There was no other Superman to bring back, by the way. Henry Cavill is the Superman of our generation and, in my opinion, the greatest Superman – and I mean that with respect to the other actors, especially Christopher Reeve – of all time,” Johnson said. “Bringing Henry back, now we’re strategically building out the DC Universe. Again, the power hierarchy in the DC Universe has changed.”

Black Adam is now both in theaters and on sale on digital platforms. What other DC characters would you like to see the Man in Black face? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

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