Black Adam's Superman Story Isn't a 'One Fight, One Film' Situation
Black Adam's Superman story is much bigger than a "one fight, one film" scenario, according to producer Hiram Garcia.
Garcia discussed the impending showdown between Black Adam and the Man of Steel . "It's never been about a one-off or just about a fight," he said. "No, it's about so much more than that. We really want to craft a long form of storytelling and show that these two characters exist in the same universe and are going to have to deal with each other often, either on the same or opposite sides. Hopefully, they're going to clash at some point, but it's not just about a 'one fight' situation. That was never our dream. That does not reward the fans. Fans want to feel a journey between these guys knowing that these guys exist in the same universe."
Garcia isn't the only person attached to the production who wants to see the fight between Dwayne Johnson's anti-hero and Henry Cavill's Last Son of Krypton unfold across multiple movies. Hawkman actor Aldis Hodge recently pitched the idea of a Black Adam vs. Superman trilogy, with the first two installments setting up the tension between the pair. Hodge added that this tension would finally boil over in the third film of his hypothetical trilogy, with "at least 80 percent" of its runtime devoted to the fight itself.
How Will The Black Adam vs. Superman Fight Unfold?
For his part, Johnson seems convinced that however long the slugfest between Black Adam and Superman lasts, his character will be the one to draw first blood. At the same time, he's willing to concede that the Man of Steel may ultimately emerge from the superpowered scuffle triumphant. "I think Black Adam lands the first punch," he said. "Now, I don't know Black Adam lands the last punch, uh, because Superman, I grew up a DC boy. Superman… I love Superman. I loved Superman and I still do."
This isn't the first time Johnson has expressed his admiration for Superman. The star previously described the iconic superhero as "the most powerful and unstoppable force in the entire universe" and bemoaned his recent absence from the DC Extended Universe. Johnson has also publicly praised actor Henry Cavill's performances as the Man of Steel in the DCEU to date, labeling the British actor "the Superman for our generation."
Black Adam arrives in theaters on Oct. 21.