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‘Should it be the showdown?’: After Hyping Up Henry Cavill’s Return, The Rock May Have Let Fans Down By Hinting ‘Superman vs Black Adam’ Fight Will Never Happen

Black Adam Vs Superman

Henry Cavill’s return as the Last Son of Krypton is probably the hottest superhero topic right now. The upcoming movie Black Adam brings the character to the frames of DC after a prolonged period of 5 years. But it looks like the fans still have to wait to get what they desire. The latest reports suggest that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might have disappointed the fans regarding the much-awaited clash between the two superpowers. 

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Black Adam

Undoubtedly, Henry Cavill’s return was not supposed to be a simple one. Not only the fans wanted a Man of Steel 2 eagerly but also wanted to witness an exhilarating showdown between him and the Black Adam. But a recent round of updates suggests that we might have to wait longer for something such as that in the DCEU.

Henry Cavill’s Superman has to wait for the epic showdown

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Henry Cavill as Superman

The relationship between Warner Bros. and its actors hadn’t been so good since their infamous fiasco surrounding the Snyder cut. Henry Cavill’s superhero was also not excluded from that list as the DC President Walter Hamada was also against his return. It is only due to the new regime under David Zaslav and repeated attempts by Dwayne Johnson that the actor is back on the DCEU pipeline. 

Also Read: Former DC Films Head Walter Hamada Reportedly Stopped Henry Cavill’s DCEU Return Because He Had Plans For a Black Superman

Everything was going smooth until recently the San Andreas actor revealed some doubt over the possibility of a Superman vs Black Adam showdown. When the Rock was asked about the possibility of the showdown in the sequel, his answer didn’t point to a concrete reply. 

“I don’t know. I think the question is, ‘Should it be the showdown?’ And I don’t know if that’s the way to go.”

Dwayne Johnson’s lack of knowledge regarding the direction of the iconic showdown also hints that the studio might be going to set it up well instead of choosing the faster route. The Rampage actor talked about some hints provided by the movie itself regarding the direction of the story.

“When fans watch Black Adam and they see the end, and they really pay attention, as I know they will, to the words that were said and the nuance of the looks, we’ll let that lead us.”

Although some of the fans are inevitably going to be disappointed with this statement of the Rock, the possibility of a showdown can’t be outright nullified. Johnson’s words of acting as an advisor to the DC films and the new leadership of DC that actually listens to the fans still give us high hopes for Henry Cavill’s Kryptonian going against Black Adam in the near future.

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We have to wait for getting Superman vs Black Adam

Also Read: “Man of Steel 2 without Zack Snyder? No thank you!”: Henry Cavill Fans Shocked as WB Reportedly Moves Ahead With Superman Sequel Without Godfather of DCEU

Black Adam garners mixed reviews

Even after all the hype and excitement around it, Black Adam receives mixed early reactions. Rotten Tomatoes gave an approved score of 54% to the movie. Several past cases of RT ratings going completely different than the fan ratings have still let the fire of hope be lit among the fans. But various critics suggest that while the Rock’s performance is superb, the screenplay and the editing lack good work.

Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate sharing the screen with Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam.
Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate with Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

Also Read: Black Adam Review: Super Vanity Project

While it is debatable how the mass audience is going to respond to the movie, the rumored appearance of Henry Cavill is going to attract a huge audience to the theaters. Now with DC’s potential plan of setting up the epic clash of titans through a proper storyline instead of rushing in the sequel only, it can be hoped that the future of DCEU can be a remarkable one.  

Besides Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam also stars Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge, Viola Davis, Jennifer Holland, Noah Centineo, and Sarah Shahi. 

Black Adam is going to hit the theaters on October 21, 2022

Source: ComicBook.com

Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.