Superman’s Black Adam cameo was headless before Cavill’s deal was made
RockThe new film has a cameo with Henry CavillSuperman at the end – who looked like the headless horseman before the real McCoy was hired. Also…spoilers ahead!
In accordance with THR … the last-minute addition was actually something that WB and the creators of Black Adam – Dwayne’s superhero debut – had in mind before HC was involved, as revealed in their footage of the post-credits scene from the -y stand.
BLACK ADAM had a version of the post-credits scene with a headless Superman before a deal was made to bring Henry Cavill back.
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However, this lookalike was reportedly drawn and hidden in the mail – where they completely hid his face, showing only part of the guy in the Superman suit – because they hadn’t made a deal with Cavill yet … although the intention was to return him.
They reportedly filmed the scene in minutes earlier this year and did test screenings of it – first with a headless Superman – to which fans responded incredibly positively. This was confirmed by the producers … they had to get Henry, one way or another.
This was my theater’s reaction to the post-credits scene of Black Adam last week at the New York premiere pic.twitter.com/dt47f7uOJ6
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The DP who ran ‘BA’ responded with great feedback … “Wow, this is 100 percent going to work. Now they need to figure out if they can get the guy with the head to be there.”
If you haven’t heard by now … Cavill is returning to the DCEU for at least one more Superman movie (and possibly more) after heavy lobbying efforts by The Rock.
DC is venturing into truly uncharted territory.
Without a leader to lead the stable of some of the biggest and most famous pop culture characters in the world, DC is seeing a stealthy but dramatic land grab among some of the biggest players in Hollywood: https://t.co/NC2cIo0Li0 pic.twitter.com/9tEKO2zuMH
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 17, 2022
Reports say he moved mountains to broker a deal to bring everyone’s beloved MoS back into the picture, despite pushback from some studio executives … namely, Walter Hamadawhich was determined to move away from Zack Snyder era, regardless of fans who argued otherwise.
However, now that WH is gone, it seems that the new WB – which works in conjunction with Discovery – is ready to give Cavill another try. No pumpkin toppings needed either!
By the way, if you want to see Henry’s cameo in full – you will have to go to the theater. Although the cat is very much out of the bag, WB is pulling the leaked footage all over Twitter.