It has been long assumed Henry Cavill's Superman would be making an appearance in Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Though the Man of Steel supposedly met his end battling Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, you can hardly have the Justice League without Superman. Plus the film's final shot is one that heavily implies Superman isn't as dead as his superhero friends think he is.
That being said, there's been no official word from Snyder, the cast or crew on whether or not Superman is, in fact, in the film. While it's not exactly an official statement, a recent Justice League behind-the-scenes video posted today on Snyder's Twitter account does seem to confirm what fans have basically known all along: Superman will be in Justice League.
How he returns to life and the extent of his role in the film, however, still remains a mystery. Will he show up at the very end to save the day? Arrive midway through the film? Who knows?
Many fans have theorized Cavill's Superman may sport longer hair and a black costume upon his return, much as he did in the comics following the character's death to Doomsday. If Superman will be sporting a new look in Justice League, this glimpse behind the scenes doesn't spoil the surprise. Cavill looks much like he did in Batman v Superman for the split second he can be seen in the video talking to Snyder and other crew members.
Outside of Superman's first appearance, the behind-the-scenes video offers up plenty of other interesting little details for fans to fuss over. A whole lot of stunt work is shown, including everything from Aquaman walking dramatically as water crashes all around him and Batman leaping from a rooftop. There's a number of glimpses featuring the whole Justice League team (minus Superman), as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Batman and Cyborg ride an elevator and wall up a flight of stairs. Snyder posted the video to celebrate the final day of shooting the UK.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) October 7, 2016
The actual plot of the film, just like Superman's role, remains a mystery. We know Batman and Wonder Woman will recruit Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg to join their superhero team, but for what purpose is still unclear.
Justice League is in theaters November 2017.