Dwayne Johnson Promises a Black Adam vs. Superman Film is 'the Whole Point'
Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson continues to tease a looming battle with Superman, insisting that the end result of the upcoming DC Extended Universe film is to instigate a battle.
The beloved actor promised that his superhero debut is building to a much great plot. When asked whether he has plans to eventually make a "Black Adam vs. Superman" film, Johnson responded that was ultimately his goal. "Absolutely. That is the whole point of this man. Thank you for asking that," Johnson said. The star, who plays the titular antihero in Black Adam, elaborated that his character's origin story will begin a new chapter for the DCEU. "I have been saying for some time, there's a new era in the DC Universe that's about to begin. And what I meant by that was introducing a brand new character. It's not a sequel, not an existing IP. It was...you know, Black Adam!"
In mid-2022, rumors began to swirl that Black Adam would see Henry Cavill reprise his roleas Superman after an extended hiatus from the role. Johnson hasn't shied away from fans' speculation, continually hyping the possible return of the DCEU's Clark Kent. Posting on his social media, the actor has dropped several major hints that Superman may indeed make an appearance. "Just saw the movie again last night. I can't wait for you guys to see Black Adam. He is the most powerful... he is the most powerful and unstoppable force on this planet... On this planet," Johnson emphasized.
While Superman isn't yet confirmed to appear in Black Adam, the film will be introducing several new superheroes to the DCEU's pantheon of characters. After learning of Teth Adam's existence, The Suicide Squad's Amanda Waller sends the Justice Society of America to deal with the brutal protector. Consisting of Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) and Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), the team will tussle with the eponymous character as they attempt to quell his brutal methods of justice.
"The JSA… we are finding ourselves in camaraderie and, to a degree, finding ourselves [as a] family," said Hodge. "With Doctor Fate [and Hawkman], that's a long, long friendship. There's a lot of love there. There's a real brotherhood there. And they're [asking] what is the right thing to do [about Black Adam]?"
Black Adam crashes into theaters on Oct. 21.