Fans of the franchise may remember Justice League began with Superman dead and buried, before being resurrected a short while into the flick.
The actor explained how his involvement in the film was top secret, despite being a huge part of the film’s narrative.
Speaking to Empire on their podcast, Cavill explained: “It was one of those weird situations where I guess… no one really knew what they wanted, and it was like ‘hey, we need Henry on the press tour, but let’s not tell anyone he’s in the movie.’
“I was like: ‘Okay, well, it’s going to be super awkward for me, guys. Thank you for giving me an impossible scenario. I’m just going to say to people [on the press tour]: Well, yeah, I was here for moral support. I made the tea.’”