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“I’ve Always Listened to the Audience”- Dwayne Johnson Seemingly Confirms Henry Cavill Superman’s Cameo in Black Adam


Dwayne Johnson was on the roster to play the popular DC anti-hero, Black Adam much before the DC Extended Universe started taking shape. The actor/former WWE wrestler is set to take the spotlight in the upcoming 2022 movie, thus bringing the 5000-year-old godly anti-hero to life.

Superman v Black Adam
Superman v Black Adam

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After news of the movie started circulating, DC fans have been taken up with the one question that has plagued fans through the decades since his arrival into the comic world. Who will prove to be the superior in might, resilience, and strength — Black Adam or Superman? Or will it remain a stalemate after all, as has been the case in the comics?

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Dwayne Johnson’s Message to the World

The actor’s casting as Black Adam would have gained a set-piece as Shazam’s nemesis in the 2019 DCEU film, Shazam, featuring Zachary Levi as the lead protagonist. However, the industry thought the better of it and set Johnson aside for a solo movie. That allows the cinematic universe to focus on each character and develop their individual storyline without having to face off against each other in the very beginning.

Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

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However, now that Black Adam gets an entire plot dedicated to his rise, fall, imprisonment, and prison break, will the audience also witness the much-awaited cinematic duel between the dark anti-hero bestowed with the power of the Egyptian gods and the invincible Son of Krypton? Dwayne Johnson has an answer for the fans:

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Will Henry Cavill Finally Step in For a Superman Cameo?

It is undoubtedly Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel who has become the face of DCEU. Within the span of a 143-minute movie, Cavill somehow managed to bewitch the audience and make him their god, the only acceptable Superman, the savior and godfather of the newly resurrected DCEU rising out of its ashes.

Man of Steel (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)

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But after a 3 movie appearance beginning with 2013’s Man of Steel, followed by 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and ending with the brilliantly executed Snyderian Justice League, Henry Cavill it seems has either stepped out of DCEU for good or has taken a hiatus from the superhero genre.

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Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have had to make do without him to make up for Superman cameos in the series and movies of DC. But with the Rock promising a Superman cameo in Black Adam, will the audience finally find a sense of calm with Cavill returning to light the baton, or will DC introduce to the world the next person that follows in Cavill’s footsteps to become the Last Son of Krypton?

Source: Twitter/@TheRock

Written by Diya Majumdar

Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has more than 1200 published articles on Fandomwire, and her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema. She happens to be a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh, and an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists