Black Adam has recently been the talk of the industry with it reportedly marking the beginning of a new era for the DC Extended Universe. Especially after Henry Cavill’s Superman is rumored to be a part of the movie, fans cannot hold their excitement.
However, along with excitement, a lot of speculations and theories also arise. Fans are debating whether the Superman allegedly returning in Black Adam, is from Zack Snyder’s Justice League, or Joss Whedon’s ‘Josstice’ League, especially after a supposed look of Henry Cavill in Black Adam was revealed to have similarities to Whedon’s Superman.
Worries about ‘Josstice’ League Superman Returning in Black Adam
Back in 2017 when Director Zack Snyder left Justice League mid-way due to the unfortunate passing of his daughter, Joss Whedon was handed the task of completing the movie. However, the movie was criticized for being way too light-hearted in the second half as compared to the first. This dislike towards Joss Whedon’s Superman has recently surrounded Black Adam.
When MyTimeToShineHello, a well-known industry scooper, leaked that Henry Cavill’s Superman suit looks a lot like the one he wore in Justice League, fans were not having any of it. Fans expressed their extreme opinions, bringing down Black Adam. Because of this, a number of Twitter users spoke up about how Zack Snyder fans are ruining the positivity and excitement around Black Adam.
Twitter users said that Superman is still Superman, even if not directed by Zack Snyder. They also pointed out that Black Adam is its own movie focusing on the namesake superhero and that it is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and not Joss Whedon. Users say that if people do not want to watch the movie, they can simply choose not to and that there is no point in disrespecting the Director.
Is Black Adam a Part of SnyderVerse?
In an interview with Tyrone Magnus, Zack Snyder commented on the possibility of Black Adam being a part of his SnyderVerse. Even though the interview took place about a year ago, the statement is still quite relevant today.
“Yeah, I mean I think he could fit in the world, so it is interesting. In the Flash movie, you are going to see my Batman, and…I don’t know.”
However, with Dwayne Johnson claiming that Black Adam is a “new era for DC films,” it is quite possible that the movie is focusing on its’ own story, instead of relying on any other previous movies. The upcoming DCEU movies are leaning more towards telling their own stories in the universe.
Whether Black Adam is a part of SnyderVerse or not is neither confirmed nor denied. However, Black Adam fans believe that movie-goers just want to have a good time at the theatre and not worry about what goes on behind the curtain. They expect Zack Snyder fans to not judge or criticize the movie before it has been released and that everyone working on the project should be respected including the actors and the directors.
Black Adam is set to release in theatres on October 21, 2022.