Dwayne Johnson Praises Henry Cavill’s Superman After Getting Booed By Comic-Con Crowd

A big disappointment from yesterday’s Warner Bros. panel was that we didn’t get the surprise appearance by Henry Cavill to reveal a new Superman project. However, his name did come up during the Black Adam panel, with Dwayne Johnson getting booed by the audience for suggesting that Cavill may not be the Man of Steel if ever the two super-powered characters were to fight.

So that response didn’t go over well, and Johnson might be in damage control mode. In a conversation with Comicbook.com, Johnson had nothing but praise for Cavill, calling him the “Superman for our generation”. The two share an agent, after all…

“I will say this. I will say that Henry is a buddy and he is a phenomenal Superman. He is a phenomenal Superman and Henry Cavill is the Superman of our generation with respect to the other Supermans of the past. Every time I see him, we have some tequila and I say ‘This guy is Superman.’ My longtime business partner Dany Garcia has been a passionate advocate for Henry Cavill and his career for a very, very, very long time.”

However, it might not matter at all in the end. A new rumor from a scooper that CBM says is reliable (they throw that label around too freely) says Cavill is “unwilling” to come back as Superman, but doesn’t give any confirmed reasons why.

Whatever, make of this what you will. I think WB just didn’t want to steal the thunder away from two of their biggest projects that are actually interconnected.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.