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‘He Has Such a Presence’: Black Adam Director Hints Dwayne Johnson’s Screen Presence Too Big for Henry Cavill Superman Cameo


Now as there are only a few months left for the Black Adam to hit the theaters, fans are fully hyped up for the movie. And on top of that, the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 going on, and the rumors of Henry Cavill being there during DC’s presentation have raised the bar everyone has set for the movie. The Fans have been demanding a Superman vs Black Adam showdown since the first time, it was announced that Dwayne Johnson will play the titular character. Recently in an interview, the director of the movie presents us with some intel regarding the rumors.

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has always played a huge role in pumping up the audiences for the movies. Being a part of several hits and by his widespread popularity, he is a brand in itself by this time and undoubtedly has a great presence within the industry. So when it was announced about his casting, it raised a spark of hope among the fans that they might get to watch their favorite Henry Cavill playing the Kryptonian once again as they were sure that The Rock may have a way to bring back The Witcher actor on the DC Big Screens.

Black Adam v Superman
Fans are hoping for a showdown between Black Adam and Superman

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As the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 is going on in full colors, the director of the latest DC superhero flick Jaume Collet-Serra in an interview with Deadline said that their movie is an original story and by the time it ends, Black Adam doesn’t know about these characters of Henry Cavill and Zachary Levi(Shazam). He is more on the path of getting to know these characters:

“[their] movie is an original story… “by the time the movie ends, [Black Adam] doesn’t know who Shazam or Superman is… he’s figuring that out [that the world is filled with superheroes… he has to adapt to why he is here, [and]what the world is about.”

Following this, the director added that Dwayne Johnson is such a force in itself that his presence can be hugely felt on screen:

“He has such a presence… Black Adam doesn’t speak a lot which allows him to tap into different resources… he can let his presence permeate in a scene in such a way versus other roles where he has had more interaction with people… you can tell he’s comfortable in the role… the moment he walks on set, it’s like a boxer walking into the arena.” 

It is also a matter of fact that The Rock has a great brand value of his own and Superman or Shazam’s surprise appearance might affect his presence on the screen but surely a cameo or two at the end won’t hurt.

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Some insight into The Black Adam:

pierce brosnan to play doctor fate
Pierce Brosnan to play Doctor Fate in the movie

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The Black Adam stars Dwayne Johnson in the lead role along with  Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Bodhi Sabongui, and last but not least the James Bond fame Pierce Brosnan. As per the IMDb, the synopsis of the movie states that:

“Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods-and imprisoned just as quickly-Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.”

Despite the movie being a spin-off of the 2019 film Shazam!, there haven’t been any reports regarding the appearance of the Zachary Levi played character but a cameo can be highly expected as the character is the arch nemesis of Black Adam in the comics.

Speaking of Superman, although a tweet by The Rock ignited a spark among the audience regarding the demand of the fans to let him have a show-off with the character but as of now, there’s no official update. At this point, if Henry Cavill’s presence in SDCC 22 even leads to another Superman movie, the DC fans will be more than happy.

Black Adam is going to hit the theaters on October 21, 2022.

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.