When asked, Zack Snyder didn’t hesitate to reveal his expectations with the upcoming “Black Adam”, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The director has lately been on the news ever since the latest release of his version of “Justice League” on HBO Max. During one of his interviews, he threw some light on his hopes of connecting Black Adam to the Snyderverse. He further added that even though he can’t confirm anything on his own, Ben Affleck’s appearance in “The Flash” raises its possibility. So far, Snyder hasn’t heard anything from Warner Bros. from behind the scenes. But Ben Affleck’s Batman participating in “The Flash” indicates that Dwayne’s Black Adam could belong to the Snyderverse.
Amidst all this anticipation and expectations, fans are still campaigning for the release of Snyderverse by flooding the internet with #RestoreTheSnyderverse. However, Warner Bros. has displayed no signs of restoring this universe, despite its expanding popularity. If anything at all, they are only “anti-Snyder”. One can never really comment on this matter. After all, no one had ever expected the DCEU to release the Snyder Cut in the first place.
Zack Snyder recently addressed this movement by stating that “Warner Bros. has been aggressively anti-Snyder if you will. What can I say? Clearly, they’re not interested in my take,”. He continued “But I would also say that they certainly weren’t interested in — I would have said originally — in my take on the Justice League. They certainly made decisions about that.”
Dwayne Johnson has been linked to the role of Black Adam since 2007. Yes! It has been in the process since long before DCEU or MCU had begun. He was previously rumoured to make a cameo in “Suicide Squad” and “Shazam!”, but that never happened. Finally “The Rock” will make his debut in the DC Extended Universe in 2022. The emergence of this antihero will bring a new dawn to the DCEU.
No one can emphasize the impact of this hero better than Dwayne Johnson. Instead of describing his role, Johnson went on to throw some light on Black Adam’s role in shaking the DC universe. While sharing a photo of himself in Black Adam’s cloak on Instagram, Dwayne said “If you know the comic book mythology, then you know where his pain comes from,” He continued “His rage. His wife and children killed. His people brutally enslaved. He is not a superhero, but rather a champion. Of the poor and beaten down. Of the people. And he is the most unstoppable force in the DC UNIVERSE. I’m very pleased with the movie we’re making. Black Adam’s mythology, ethics and actions no doubt will create a new paradigm in the world of superheroes, villains & antiheroes. The power will shift. The line will blur. From a slave to a God.”
Snyder has touched upon this subject and said how he thinks Johnson’s Black Adam could trace back to his universe. “Yeah no, I mean, I think he could fit in the world, so it’s interesting,” Snyder said. “In the Flash movie, you’re gonna see my Batman, and…I don’t know.” But looking at how Warner Bros. abandoned Snyder’s idea for Justice League, we can’t say how this will turn out.
“Black Adam” will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and releases on July 29th 2022. Apart from introducing Dwayne Johnson’s anti-hero, it will further bring the Justice Society of America to the screen. The movie features Noah Centineo, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Shahi, Aldis Hodge, and Quintessa Swindell.