In less than 10 days it will hit theaters Black Adamthe new movie from the DC cinematic universe, where we will see Dwayne Johnson (Jumanji in the Jungle (76%), Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (83%), Jungle Cruise (70%)) playing the classic antihero who debuted as an enemy of Shazam in the comics. Something that has been talked about for several years is the possibility of seeing the character facing Superman, specifically the version of henry cavill, which as far as is known, remains the official version of Superman in the franchise. Johnson was interviewed by Variety and announced that he has every intention of bringing a meeting between Black Adam and the Man of Steel to the big screen.
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Cavill (Immortals (36%), Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (27%), Enola Holmes (95%)), who debuted in 2013 in the first installment of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU for its acronym in English) has not appeared since the failed Justice League (41%), film with which Warner Bros. lost millions of dollars. Although the fans love him on paper, the studio put him aside and on two occasions we have seen the superhero but only in silhouette and without showing his face (in Shazam! (88%) Y Peacemakers (86%)), and only mentioned in The Suicide Squad (91%).
At the moment it has not been confirmed that the actor has returned to the DCEU, but there are many rumors that we will see him in the post-credits scene of Black Adam, which opens the doors to the future confrontation of the two. Johnson, who in addition to starring in the new DC movie is a producer, was questioned by Variety about the possibility of a film about Black Adam and Superman, and replied: “absolutely, that’s the whole point of this, man”.
As he has said on other occasions, his intention is to please the fans and he has listened to them, so he knows what they want (via Comic Book):
I’ve been listening and wanting to address the fans for years… I’ve been waiting for someone to come up and address the fans and say, ‘Hey, we heard you.’ So finally, after many months turned into many years, we ended up with what we ended up with. And all the goal and intention now is for this new era, to build.
Not listening to the fans pays dearly. in 2017 League of Justice It was a resounding failure at the box office, largely because the studio did not want to continue with what was proposed by Zack Snyder (300 (60%), Watchmen, The Watchers (65%), The Man of Steel (55%)) in two previous films. The change was abrupt, and the original director’s cut was much better received by critics and fans, Zack Snyder’s Justice League (82%). The DCEU takes place in a different universe than the SnyderVerse, but what is there has a lot of potential, as it proved. the suicide squad Y peacemaker.
Dwayne Johnson stressed in the interview with Variety how important it is to listen to the fans, so we can be confident that we will see henry cavill as Superman very soon:
I have been saying for some time that there is a new era in the DC Universe that is about to begin. And what I meant by that was to introduce a new character. It is not a sequel, it is not an existing intellectual property. It was… you know, Black Adam. Two years ago the world had no idea who he was. We knew it, but not the rest of the masses out there. What I really meant by ‘This is a new era in the DC Universe’ is to listen to the fans. And doing everything possible to give the fans what they want.
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