Black Adam is now less than a year from releasing in the theaters, and fans are eager to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s take on the iconic DC anti-hero. In the past, Black Adam has gone toe-to-toe against many DC characters, including some really infamous run-ins against Superman. There have been speculations since long if or not Johnson will go on to share the screen with Henry Cavill’s Superman – and now it seems like the actor is suggesting at what could hypothetically entail. In a recent tweet, which you can check below, Johnson retweeted a comic page from the Doomsday Clock, which also shows Black Adam and Superman in a cordial meeting. As he places it, he reveals that this is “sorta” how he had envisioned the crossover, leaving beside the polite handshake.
Can Superman and Black Adam Cross Paths?
“Hard to say, but I know that would be incredible if it ever did happen,” producer Hiram Garcia previously told Collider. “We certainly know the fans want it! All I can say is that we’re always listening to the fans and doing what we can!”
Hiram Garcia also spoke to Variety recently about the current cut of Black Adam, and about all the excitement in introducing the character to mainstream audiences.
Here’s Dwayne Johnson’s Tweet:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 11, 2021
“We just saw the director’s cut. I’m so excited,” Garcia explained. “Look, you get into this business and you have dreams of stuff you want to make, but I’ve always wanted to make a superhero [movie]. All of us – me, Dany [Garcia], and DJ have had a dream of doing it. So to finally have our superhero movie and to see the first cut of it and realize that we’ve got something special here? I think the fans are going to love it, and I think with the piece we released at DC FanDome, we also showed everyone the tone we’re playing in, where it’s going to be fun, but Black Adam is a very different kind of antihero than what we’re used to. He’s very different from Shazam!, he’s very different from Superman. If you cross him, a lot of people don’t walk away from that. So that’s fun for us, to have DJ playing a character like that which he typically hasn’t played before. Look, I think you’re going to love it. The movie’s big and it’s a lot of fun. But it’s got a lot of edge to it, and I think the world is ready for that.”
Directed by Jungle Cruise‘s Jaume Collett-Serra, Black Adam features Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fatte, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz. Uli Latukefu, Mohammed Amer, Marwan Kenzari, James Cusati-Moyer, and Bodhi Sabongui have also been cast in currently unknown roles.
Black Adam will hit the theaters on July 29, 2022.