During an interview with Variety, Black Adam actor Dwayne Johnson said he believes we will see a black actor portray Superman soon.
While Dwayne Johnson is set to portray Black Adam in a standalone film centered on the Shazam villain, the cinematic future of Superman is currently in question as Warner Bros. reportedly plans to shelve the character for now. With the push for diversity in films arguably gaining more traction than ever, some are hoping Warner Bros. will revamp Superman with a person of color in the role. In fact, while discussing diversity in superhero films, including his upcoming Black Adam film, Dwayne Johnson stated he believes we will see a black Superman on-screen soon:
“I think they’re doing great. I think, obviously, Marvel has done a tremendous job in building out and also, for me, DC, we’re doing Black Adam with Warner Bros. We’re very excited about that. So, I think as everything builds, and grows, and you take the temperament of society and what’s happening. And I think here in Hollywood, especially with franchises, and characters, and publicly traded companies who are sensitive to that kind of thing… So yeah, I think they’re doing a great job. Maybe one day we will see a black Superman. You’re looking at him.”
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Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Shazam 2, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
Dwayne Johnson recently stated Black Adam could begin production within this year.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos