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  • Dwayne Johnson broke his silence on Henry Cavill's cameo in "Black Adam"
  • The lead star said Warner Bros. was against having Cavill return as Superman
  • Johnson fought hard to ensure that the "Enola Holmes" actor would be part of the film

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson fought hard for Henry Cavill to make a cameo as Superman in "Black Adam."

The 50-year-old lead actor of the latest DC superhero movie revealed this week that Warner Bros. was not keen on bringing back his 39-year-old co-star for the film.

Johnson took to Twitter on Thanksgiving Thursday to drop a bombshell video of him explaining how Cavill was able to don the Superman costume once again for the blockbuster movie.

According to the Hollywood star, he wanted to establish Black Adam "as the most powerful, unstoppable force in the DC universe." To do that, they had to "bring back the most powerful, unstoppable force of all time in any universe," and that was Superman, who was last played by Cavill.

However, Johnson shared that the studio was "inexplicably and inexcusably" against bringing back Cavill as Superman. But the former professional wrestler did not take no for an answer. He got his team to work on bringing Cavill to the film, as per Deadline.

"This has been years in the making regarding bringing Henry Cavill back and years of strategic conversations and we were not going to take no for an answer," he explained.

"So that's why we fought hard to bring Superman back, Henry Cavill, and there was no other Superman, by the way, to bring back. Henry Cavill is our generation's Superman, and in my opinion, the greatest Superman. And I mean that respectfully to the other actors, especially Christopher Reeve, but the greatest Superman of all time," the actor added.

For Johnson, it was important to include Superman in the "Black Adam" movie because it would help them build the DC Universe "properly, strategically and smartly." Having the Man of Steel be part of it would reinforce the new hierarchy of power in the cinematic universe, noted the lead star.

About a year ago, Cavill voiced his desire to once again play the iconic superhero for the big screen. The "Enola Holmes" actor said that though he had several projects lined up for him, the "Superman" films still had a special place in his heart.

"There is still a lot of storytelling for me to do as a Superman, and I would absolutely love the opportunity," he told The Hollywood Reporter at the time.

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Dwayne Johnson attends the Warner Bros. "Black Adam" photo call at SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills on October 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Matt Winkelmeyer/WireImage via Getty Images