Black Adam producer Beau Flynn, in a recent interview, discussed the possibility of having Henry Cavill’s Superman return to the DCEU, for the Dwayne Johnson movie. Fans of both Black Adam and the Man of Steel have been clamoring for a showdown between the two comic superheroes, and if rumors are anything to go by, seems like it’s not completely outside the realm of possibilities.
In a recent interview with journalist Néstor Bentancor, Flynn said:
“The expectations [surrounding a Black Adam/Superman fight] are on our radar and we want to service the fans.” Further adding, “Right, we really do… we listen. We want to give the world what they want, give the fans what they want. It’s very exciting, all the different directions we can go. We do have a pretty good handle on all of that. We’ve had a lot of conversations with DC and Warner Bros. and they are very, very supportive… all of their energy is behind Dwayne, and they know how he can take things to different places through his platform and his fanship. We are honored and privileged to be part of the DC Universe and I think we’ll take it to some places that will get people really excited.”
Will Henry Cavill Appear in Black Adam?
With the rumor about Henry Cavill making a surprise appearance at the San Diego Comic-con at the forefront, the fans are now getting impatient for some kind of announcement, more than ever. The internet is abuzz with what his appearance could mean for the future of Superman in the DCEU.
The Mission Impossible: Fallout actor was last seen in the DCEU in Zack Snyder’s Justice League; the SnyderCut version, which was released on HBO Max last year. Before that, the British actor was seen portraying the Last Son of Krypton in Man of Steel (2013), Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and of course the Joss Whedon-directed Justice League (2017) movie.
Since then, although the character of Superman has made appearances in the DCEU in movies and television alike – 2019’s Shazam! and 2022’s Peacemaker – it wasn’t Cavill who appeared, but someone who acted as a body double. Both instances gave fans some hope that maybe Cavill’s Superman might return to screen someday, but nothing was ever put in stone.
The Fate of Superman in DCEU
Recently, with The Rock’s Black Adam almost on the verge of release; and the actor himself teasing a possible appearance of Big Blue in his movie, fans are buzzing with excitement. Unfortunately, neither the movie executives from Warner Bros. nor DC Films, have made any official claims on the matter. We can only keep our fingers crossed on the matter.
For now, the trailer for Black Adam has been quite the action-packed punch for the fans. And while the unknown is still an uncertainty, what we do know is that the Justice Society of America would definitely be making an appearance in the movie – with Pierce Brosnan’s Doctor Fate, Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher, and Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman, among others.
Now all that remains to be seen is whether or not Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam would have a showdown with Henry Cavill’s Superman in the upcoming movie, or all the fan expectations are about to go down the drain in a flood of tears of their disappointment.
Currently, DCEU’s Black Adam is all set for a release on the 21st of October in theatres.