Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been hyping up the DC anti-hero movie Black Adam for a long time. The Rock is all set to play DC’s anti-protagonist after giving much pressure and persuasion to bring this character to life. In the comics, Black Adam is the base nemesis of Shazam. However, there has been yet no confirmation of him fighting Shazam…but rather Superman
Is Black Adam more excited to fight Superman rather than Shazam?
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Dwayne Johnson has been hyping up his wish to fight the protector of Metropolis and part-time reporter Clark Kent aka Superman. This is contradictory to the comics where Black Adam is the nemesis of the mage-powered superhero Shazam. Fans started to question the Rock’s decision to fight Superman rather than Shazam when it is actually Shazam getting a sequel titled Shazam!: Fury of the Gods, while the people don’t even know who is to play Superman anymore (we hope it continues to be Henry Cavill).
Fans took to Twitter and expressed their opinions wherein many of them hinted at an alleged ego of Dwayne Johnson about the massiveness of Superman compared to Shazam that made the people over at DC change their mind.
The news that Shazam won’t be crossing paths with Black Adam was shared by IGN on Twitter and fans replied in equal measures to the same:
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Despite being comic book nemeses, Shazam and Black Adam don’t appear to be crossing paths any time soon despite both characters having upcoming movies in the works at DC. https://t.co/uc1oDr7CXZ pic.twitter.com/cS1xaUTJpO
— IGN (@IGN) July 30, 2022
Most likely due to The Rock's ego. He doesn't think Captain Marvel/Shazam is a big enough hero to fight him so that's why he's hyping Black Adam vs Superman.
— MajorStranger (@MajorStranger2) July 30, 2022
What the actual hell is Warner doing with the DCEU? Why is this so hard for them? They should look at Sony & think " let's NOT do that" not " that seems to be working, let's do the same thing " What's the point then of a Black Adam movie if he's never going to meet Shazam? lmao🤷♂️
— Sephiroth Jenova Crescent (@PROJ_Sephiroth) July 31, 2022
Yeah because The Rock produced all three films and he can’t help but to get himself a film to give himself the spotlight.
— Sumn wrong wit Buddy (@SpaceSkulls) July 30, 2022
That's a huge missed opportunity and another proof the people over at DC don't understand how to develop their dceu. I mean they didn't even think about it.
— Lello 🛹 (@tardisfaction) July 30, 2022
It’s because Dwayne Johnson refuses to play an antagonist
— Bronson Black (@B_Black81) July 31, 2022
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When Dwayne Johnson was “booed” on stage during SDCC
The San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) was a pretty massive event in the timeline of both entertainment-giants Marvel as well as DC. The fans, however, could not help but compare both the studios. With Marvel having an impressive lineup for its Phase 5 & 6, DC was the target of the people for its relatively less preparedness (however, the criteria cannot be compared). And during that moment, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson decided to descend from the clouds while wearing his Black Adam costume. But it was during one of his interviews that he was booed for apparently wondering about the casting of Superman.
Henry Cavill has always been a massive success in whatever character he portrays. The people loved him as Superman in Man of Steel and the subsequent Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. An interviewer asked the question to the Jumanji actor about who would win in a fight, Black Adam or Superman.
The actor replied that it depends on who’s playing the role. That’s when the fans started booing the popular actor as the statement referenced that our beloved Henry Cavill may be replaced as Superman.
We can’t say who the 5000-year-old Egyptian will fight but all the answers will be revealed in the movie as well as in the upcoming time. Black Adam is slated for a release date of 21st October 2022 in theaters across the globe.