During the initial release of Shazam! in 2019, comic book fans were quite skeptical as to how director David F. Sandberg would take care of Billy Batson, a severely underrated yet thoroughly loved character. Fans and critics alike can attest to how enjoyable the results of Sandberg’s fruitful endeavors were. The movie quickly became a fan favorite among connoisseurs of DC Extended Universe. With the release of the sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods being nearly at a hand’s reach, David F. Sandberg shares a hilarious tale about maybe meeting the actor of Black Adam, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Shazam! Director illustrates the Dwayne Johnson Incident on Instagram
“Totally True Tales From Shazam 2,” the third of David F. Sandberg’s Instagram illustrated stories, revealed one of the strange and ominous notes he received while filming the DC sequel in Atlanta. Additionally, Sandberg implied that both the movies (Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods ) were being filmed simultaneously and it was Dwayne Johnson who would wear elaborate disguises and write him letters, in the form of mostly light-hearted ominous threats.
Sandberg’s illustrated series on Instagram constitutes mini-comics recounting his experience with the Black Adam.
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The presumably fictitious behind-the-scenes stories are described in the director’s Instagram post. Dwayne Johnson is shown by Sandberg as having multiple encounters with the director while wearing less than convincing disguises. The director is suspected of receiving anonymous messages from the action star, including one that reads:
“The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change!”
Will fans get to see Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam in Shazam! 2?
Some fans are quite hopeful that Sandberg’s post is proof that the character of Black Adam will appear in the upcoming Shazam! sequel, even if it is safe to believe that his cartoons are merely meant as a joke. In a previous statement, Dwayne Johnson emphasized on the need to separate the two characters for now. Even though the original plan was to intermingle the two storylines of the characters, the idea was later scrapped. To further elaborate his point, the actor said:
“When we all read the script, I immediately felt like, ‘We have to separate these two movies. We have to honor Shazam! and that origin story and what that is and what that can be for the fans and then we also have to tell our story too.”
Black Adam directed by Jaume Collet-Serra is scheduled for release on 21st October 2022. Meanwhile, the Sandberg-directed sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods is said to hit the screens on 21 December 2022.