Dwayne Johnson criticizes Warner Bros. for ignoring Superman in the DCEU ahead of his superhero appearance in Black Adam. The DC Films project, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, was in the works for a long time before it went into production. However, after years of anticipation, Johnson will shortly make his appearance as the anti-hero in Black Adam with the Justice Society of America (JSA). With the film’s release date approaching later this month, the press tour has begun, with its star making the rounds in the media to promote the blockbuster.
Specific plot information for Black Adam have yet to be revealed, with official promotional footage focusing on action scenes and impending characters. Aside from its primary cast, rumors have circulated concerning DCEU cameos in the film, notably from Henry Cavill’s Superman. The Last Son of Krypton debuted in the franchise in 2013 with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, although his future in the world has been questionable due to numerous changes since then. Despite the excitement around Man of Steel 2, Warner Bros. has been tight-lipped on when the hero will return to the film franchise.
In an interview with Jake’s Takes, Johnson discusses people’s aspirations of seeing his character square up against Cavill’s Superman, considering that the both are one of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe. While the actor masterfully avoids queries about the aforementioned cameo speculations, he does attack Warner Bros. for putting the Man of Steel, possibly the most popular comic book superhero of all time, on the shelf. Read the following quote from Johnson:
“I was also listening to the fans at the same time where you have Black Adam. We’ll create Black Adam for him to be the most powerful and unstoppable force on this planet. The most powerful and unstoppable force in the entire universe has been on the sidelines for too long.”
Will Superman Make An Appearance in Black Adam?
Over years, there’s been rumors that Cavill would reprise his role as Superman in the DCEU. When word got out that he was purportedly out of the universe, the actor restated his control of the part. Despite numerous back-and-forths, there is still no real proof that Warner Bros. intends to bring him back anytime soon. That might all change in Black Adam. With his star power and predicted position in the DCEU, Johnson may be the only person who can persuade the studio to finally give fans what they need and make Cavill’s Superman comeback a reality. For what it’s worth, the former WWE superstar has been teasing that the Man of Steel will make an appearance in Black Adam.
It’s difficult to dispute with Johnson’s view of Superman. Warner Bros., on the other hand, should have capitalized on the superhero’s fame by putting him into as many productions as possible. Cavill’s version is also widely popular, which should make it simpler for them to employ him more regularly in the DCEU. Hopefully, Superman’s supposed debut as Black Adam heralds Cavill’s official return to the franchise, which might lead to not just more cameos, but possibly the much-anticipated Man of Steel 2.
Source: Jake’s Takes