Dwayne Johnson has promised that his DCEU character Black Adam will “absolutely” fight Superman in an upcoming film.
Speaking to Cinema Blend, Johnson remained confident that Black Adam is marking a new era in the otherwise struggling DC cinematic universe.
When asked if Black Adam and Superman will ever throw fists, Johnson said: “Absolutely. That is the whole point of this. There’s a new era in the DC universe that’s about to begin.”
He went on to claim that DC is now listening to its fans and doing its best to meet their expectations, though warned that “sometime down the road” it may not be able to do so.
Johnson firmly believes that the DCEU – which began with Man of Steel and has since included the original Suicide Squad, Justice League, Wonder Woman, and so on – has been going through a transitory period and will begin again with Black Adam.
“So finally, after many months turned into many years, we ended up with what we ended up at,” he said. “And the whole goal and intention now is to this new era, new time. Now let’s build out.”
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It’s not the first time the Fast and Furious and Jumanji star has been vocal about the future of the DCEU, as Johnson commented in August that he’s “optimistic” that it will one day cross over with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
There perhaps isn’t as much optimism about other DCEU properties, however, as DC Comics chief creative officer Jim Lee said in July that Zack Snyder’s time at the helm has likely come to an end. He believes the “Snyderverse” – which consists of Justice League, Batman v Superman, and Man of Steel – has concluded, as “there’s no plans for additional work on that material.”
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