Henry Cavill says he never gave up hope that he would one day return as Superman, having last played the iconic superhero five years ago.
The British actor first appeared as Superman in 2013's Man of Steel and would reprise the role in DC's Extended Universe in Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice and The Justice League.
With continued rumours about Cavill being the favourite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, many fans accepted that he had perhaps retired from the role.
But, in Cavill's mind, he couldn't wait to don the cape again, and he eventually would in a cameo in Black Adam.
"The character means so much to me. It's been five years now. I never gave up hope," Cavill said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast.
"It's amazing to be here now talking about it again. There is such a bright future ahead for the character. I'm so excited to tell a story with an enormously joyful Superman."
When Cavill was asked to return as Superman in Black Adam, he was working on The Witcher for Netflix and had to ask for some time off for a top secret project.
He describes the return as one of the best moments of his career.
"It was a very powerful moment for me," he explained.
"I wasn't sure how I would feel...whether it would be something very emotionally connective because I put the Man of Steel suit back on. I chose that one in particular because of the nostalgia attached to the suit.
"It was important for me to be standing there and enjoying that moment. That is one of the top moments in my career. It feels great to have the opportunity to wear it again."
Following the release of Black Adam, Cavill himself confirmed his return for future DC projects.
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