Get ready to watch Dwayne Johnson throw down with Henry Cavills Superman, and according to Johnson we may see his big introduction to the DC cinematic universe as the character Black Adam sooner than youd think.
While doing press for his upcoming Baywatch, Johnson spoke with Fandango correspondant Nikki Novak, confirming that his DC debut is most definitely in the works, and that fans should prepare for a major surprise. Check out his comments below.
Its definitely going to happen, sure, he said when asked for a status on his Black Adam movie. Weve had great conversations with Geoff Johns and everyone over at DC. Its 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 cant reveal, in terms of where we will see Black Adam being introduced.
Johnson has been attached to the character of Black Adam as far back as 2008. The antihero, an arch nemesis of the character Shazam, was originally supposed to be the villain in a Shazam solo movie. But now that Johnsons star power has greatly increased in the years since his signing on, the decision was made to give Black Adam his own film, natch. And based on Johnsons comments above, we may see him show up sooner than later perhaps even as soon as the upcoming Justice League movie, due out this November.
What we do know, though, is that Johnsons Black Adam will at some point put the smackdown on Henry Cavills Superman. A few months ago Johnson teased the meet-up on Instagram (see above), and he all but confirmed to Fandango that a match-up between the two is most assuredly in the works.
One fine day thats coming, Johnson said with a smirk. Thats in the cards."