On Wednesday, Cavill announced that he will reprise his role as the superhero in future projects after years of speculation and uncertainty.
The Hollywood actor shared a video on Twitter revealing the news, and Johnson later followed up with a reply detailing the journey behind the scenes.
Johnson told fans that Cavill's return has been in the works for years and that without him fighting for it, the British actor may never have stepped back into the role.
Johnson tweeted: "We fought for years to bring you back. They always said no. But to @DanyGarciaCo @hhgarcia41 & myself no was not an option. We can’t build out our DCEU w/out the world's greatest superhero. And fans will always come first. Welcome home. I’ll see you down the road."
Johnson shared further details at the premiere of Black Adam, where he confessed that it took six years to get DC bosses to agree.
"I feel that this serves not only Black Adam but it serves a larger DC Universe," Johnson told Bounding into Comics. "But, man, more importantly than that, it takes care of the fans. And that’s what you want your lead foot to be."
He added: "So, yes. Phone calls, meetings but, man, it was years. This was six years to get that done. I’m going to say that again, six years we first started talking about this and they kept saying no."
Cavill appears in the mid-credits scene of Black Adam donning the traditional Superman suit that he first wore back in 2013 in Man of Steel.
His cameo marks the actor's first appearance in the DCEU since 2017's Justice League, not including Zack Snyder's 2021 director's cut.
In a post shared on Instagram, Cavill celebrated his return and teased that more was to come.
He wrote: "Hey everyone. I wanted to wait until the weekend was over before posting this. Because I wanted to give you all a chance to watch Black Adam.
"But now that plenty of you have, I wanted to make it official that I am back as Superman and the image you see on this post and what you saw in Black Adam are just a very small taste of things to come.
Black Adam is out in cinemas now.
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