Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is set to join the DC Extended Universe as Shazam nemesis Black Adam in the character’s own solo feature film. While promoting his latest film, Baywatch, Johnson teased a potential early debut for the classic DC Comics villain during an interview with Fandango.
Johnson hinted that fans may be surprised by where Black Adam will be introduced.
“It’s definitely going to happen, sure. We’ve had great conversations with Geoff Johns and everyone over at DC. It’s an exciting time right now for everyone at DC because they are in a process now where they are building out [their DC universe] really nicely. We have a really cool surprise for Black Adam that I can’t reveal, in terms of where we will see Black Adam being introduced.”
Johnson also hinted at a potential showdown between Black Adam and Superman in the future.
“One fine day… that’s coming. That’s in the cards.”
Of the two DCEU films being released this year, Justice League feels like a more likely candidate for Black Adam’s introduction, though a post-credits style appearance in Wonder Woman is always possible. Where do you think Black Adam will make his live-action feature film debut? Share your thoughts below!
10 Justice League Members Who Should Join The DCEU Next
The Justice League isn’t limited to the six members we’ll see in Zack Snyder’s film later this year. The team has an expansive roster that features dozens of reserve characters ready to help the Justice League save the world on a moment’s notice.
With movies like the Green Lantern Corps and Shazam in the pipelines, it’s clear more heroes will be introduced to the DCEU soon. The Avengers featured a small team and it only grew as more characters were introduced into the Marvel movie universe. The Justice League is gonna need all the help it can get to fight Darkseid and keep the streets safe from lower-tier villains like Deathstroke and Joker.
Did I forget to include your favorite Justice League member? Well let me know in the comments why Fire and Firestorm are better choices.
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