Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson has promised that he will “absolutely” fight Superman at some point in the DC Extended Universe. In an interview with CinemaBlend, The Rock teased his next superhero heavyweight match, saying, “That’s the whole point of this, man.” Fans have long speculated about a battle between the two titans, with Johnson claiming it Black Adam will usher in a new DC Universe era where fan feedback will be prioritized. Black Adam will hit theaters on October 20 in English, Hindi, Telegu and Tamil.
Johnson has been linked to Black Adam project for over a decade now, at one point he was set to appear in David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! Plans then changed in January 2017, with Deadline reporting that before we get to see the two heroes clash, Black Adam will get an origin story. The film was originally slated for a 2021 release, but was further delayed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Two years ago, the world had no idea who he was [Black Adam] was,” Johnson continued in the interview. “Introduction of [Justice Society of America], introducing the new era of the DC universe. But also what I really meant by, ‘This is a new era in the DC Universe,’ is listening to the fans.” His intention for this film is to fully flesh out Black Adam’s story, suggesting the much-requested face-off against Superman.”[The] the whole aim and purpose now is for this new era, new time. Now let’s build out,” he concluded.
In a separate interview with Jake’s Tales, Johnson talked about his love for Superman and claimed he even has a vision for the much-hyped fight. “I can see things so clearly in what that scene looks like, what that scene looks like, what the movie looks like, what the next three movies look like.” Now, whether or not the subsequent films come to fruition, Johnson emphasizes the importance of fan feedback, as those comments guided him throughout his professional wrestling career — with the goal of recreating a similar effect in Hollywood. One that will set off a fight with Superman.
Fans have been looking forward to seeing Henry Cavill’s return as Superman, with Deadline for claims a surprise appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Unfortunately, nothing came of it.
In a new series of rumors follows Black Adam test screenings, a Twitter user claims that Cavill is seen during a post-credits scene. It is suggested that you take this leak with a large grain of salt. Big superhero movies generate a lot of interest, so things can easily be made up. Studios themselves get in on the act too, so what Mrs. Marvel star Iman Vellani confirms that Marvel Studios is deliberately leaking misinformation to fool their fans.
Black Adam will be released in cinemas worldwide on October 20. In India, the DC movie will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.