Dwayne Johnson’s debut as Black Adam is something that every DC fan had been anticipating for as long as they can recall, especially with the actor pitching the prospect of his very own movie and superhero character for years now. But the film wasn’t the only thing that the fans had been waiting so impatiently for.
The moment The Rock revealed that his film would also be bringing Henry Cavill’s Superman back for a cameo, thereby confirming that the British star was coming back to the DCEU, people flipped out. Not only that, but the former had also hinted toward the possibility of a one-on-one taking place between the two superheroes.
However, the chances of the same are now starting to look bleaker every day.
Dwayne Johnson hinted toward a Superman v. Black Adam fight
Dwayne Johnson has been one of the biggest reasons as to why Henry Cavill’s Superman was able to make its much-awaited comeback to the DCEU. And shortly after The Rock was successful in his efforts to bring Cavill back, he planted even bigger hopes amongst the audience as he talked about what could have been one of the greatest showdowns against two sublime superheroes.
While talking about Black Adam at Comic-Con, the Central Intelligence star mentioned how he would be thrilled to have a showdown involving his own character, Black Adam, and Cavill’s Superman.
He even went so far as to say that he wished for a movie to be made on Black Adam vs. Superman so that he could have the epic battle he’d been wanting for such a long time.
However, recently, Johnson seemed to have washed down all the hopes of fans being able to see a Black Adam v. Superman fight as he claimed that it won’t be happening anytime soon in the foreseeable future.
The Rock claims Black Adam won’t be fighting Superman
After dishing out such strong promises with regard to what could have been one of the most exciting battles between two DC superheroes, The Rock said that there’s going to be a slight change in plans.
In a recent interview with Brandon Davis, Johnson was asked whether there was going to be a showdown between his Black Adam and Cavill’s Superman. To that, the San Andreas actor responded with an uncertain “I don’t know.” “I think the question is,” he added. “Should it be the showdown?”
Johnson also mentioned, “I don’t know if that’s the way to go,” as he referred to the said showdown. Although he has time and again stated how nobody wishes to see this particular encounter more than he does, the Red Notice star also remarked that it’s “definitely not the next step.”
The Rock also said that “before the historic DCEU showdown” takes place, they have a lot of other things in line as well as “new characters to establish.”
As Black Adam and Superman have fought several times in DC comic books, it is safe to assume that fans might just get to see the same on the big screens too someday. However, nothing can be said for sure, especially with the layout of the DCEU changing incessantly.
Black Adam is in cinemas now.