According to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, he’s always had his sights set on getting Black Adam to face off against Superman in the DC Extended Universe.
Speaking to Cinemablend, when asked about the possibility of getting the Man of steel and Black Adam in the same movie, he said..
“Absolutely. That is the whole point of this man. Thank you for asking that. And 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! Two years ago the world had no idea who he was. We did, but not, you know, the rest of the mass out there.”
“Introducing the JSA, introducing that new era of the DC universe. But also what I really meant by, ‘This is a new era in the DC Universe,’ is listening to the fans. Listening to the fans. And doing our best to give the fans what they want. And maybe, sometime down the road — and I went through this in pro wrestling — is you can’t always give them what you want. But you’ll always know that we’re listening. And in this case, with what you and I are talking about, I have been listening and I’ve been wanting to address fans for years. Because I’ve been waiting for someone to step up and address the fans and say, ‘Hey, we hear you.’”
“So finally, after many months turned into many years, we ended up with what we ended up at. And the whole goal and intention now is to this new era, new time. Now let’s build out.”
Will we get a Superman reference in Black Adam? Maybe. We already know that Amanda Waller will make an appearance and we’ll be introduced to the Justice Society of America. So We’ll see.
The Black Adam movie premieres in theatres on October 21.