Cavill himself has not responded to the reports. If you have been following the DC Extended Universe at all, you should know that Johnson has been teasing appearance in the cinematic universe as Black Adam for years.
We've reached out to Warner Bros. for a response to the report, but had not heard back at time of writing. With all of Warner Bros.'s DC movies now lined up, a Superman movie is still several years away, with the Supergirl movie being slated first. The studio had reportedly been in talks with Cavill over a Superman cameo in Shazam!
Those were followed up with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), all featuring Cavill and all box-office blunders relative to rival studio Marvel's string of blockbusters.
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Cavill's tenure as the Big Blue Boy Scout hasn't exactly been a success, with his three movies underachieving both critically and commercially, and he hasn't had the chance to play a "true" version of the character.
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There have also been rumors that Warners is trying to steer their entire DC universe in a new direction, and essentially hit the "reset" button on the whole brand. In addition to the Cavill news, we've had that Michael B. Jordan report, and now, we have news regarding a now-defunct Shazam! cameo.