Black Adam was released in theatres last week and fans are loving the film. It introduced Black Adam and the Justice Society of America to DCEU. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been claiming that Black Adam would be a new start for the cinematic universe. The film has stood up to most of his claims and fans are now curious about what would be the future of DCEU. The Black Adam star has been hinting at what could be the possible future of DCEU.
In his recent interview, the Jumanji star once again left fans discussing if the studio would explore the concept of the multiverse in DCEU. Dwayne Johnson has said that he is looking forward to seeing more of Barry Keoghan, whether in The Batman or Black Adam. The statement has hinted at Barry Keoghan’s possible appearance in the Black Adam sequel.
The Rock Praises Barry Keoghan For His Performance in The Batman
Matt Reeves introduced Barry Keoghan as the Joker in his 2022 film, The Batman. So far, multiple actors have played the character in DC films. Barry Keoghan played the creepier iteration of the Clown Prince of Crime in The Batman and fans have been curiously waiting to see more of his Joker.
After the release of The Batman, a deleted scene was released introducing Barry Keoghan’s Joker. The five-minute scene included a conversation between Joker and Batman. Fans loved Barry Keoghan’s performance and many fans even claimed that it was one of the best interaction’s between Batman and the Joker in recent years.
Dwayne Johnson also counts himself as one of these fans as he praised the Eternals star for his portrayal of Joker. He said, “And I will say this, for the record: Barry Keoghan is a buddy of mine, and I thought his Joker was phenomenal.”
The Rock further said that he knows the efforts Keoghan has put into his work and he is looking forward to seeing more of him. He even went on to tease his future appearance in DCEU and a possible appearance in a Black Adam sequel.
“And I know the work that he really put in, so I really look forward to seeing more of that guy! Whether in the Batman series or… hey, you never know, in Black Adam,” The Rock said.
The post-credit scene of Black Adam has confirmed Henry Cavill’s return to DCEU and the Red Notice star has said that fans may not see the Black Adam vs Superman showdown for a while.
The Rock Teases Multiverse in DC Extended Universe
The Fast and Furious star has hinted that fans will be seeing more of Keoghan, possibly in The Batman sequel or Black Adam. Warner Bros has already announced a sequel to The Batman. However, there is no confirmation if the American Animals star would reprise his role in the film or not.
There is also a possibility the studio is planning to introduce the concept of the multiverse in DCEU. Matt Reeves’ The Batman is not based in DCEU and this is the reason it is believed that The Rock’s statement is a hint that fans would see more of the multiverse in DCEU.
However, it is still uncertain if Keoghan would appear as Joker in Black Adam or would have an entirely new character. With the reintroduction of Superman in Black Adam, the studio has a lot to figure out. It includes the absence of the last five years following the events of the Justice League.
Black Adam is the recent addition to the DCEU films. Black Adam is playing in theatres now.