Spoiler Alert: Possible spoilers for Black Adam movie ahead.
Although the DCEU has seen its fair share of departures and dilemmas concerning its main pantheon of characters — Henry Cavill hasn’t reprised his Superman role since 2017, and hasn’t starred in his own Superman film since 2013’s Man of Steel; Ben Affleck departed from his Batman role after 2017’s Justice League; Ezra Miller’s felony allegations and constant legal troubles have seen DC finally part their ways with the Flash actor after the Flash movie resets the DCEU on November 4th — apparently there is hope for truth, justice and a better tomorrow on the way.
That’s because not only will Ben Affleck reportedly return in December 2023’s Aquaman sequel but there are also reports of Henry Cavill to play Superman again, and apparently it’s all thanks to The Rock AKA Dwayne Johnson, who will be starring in the upcoming Black Adam film, which releases on October 22nd.
“I got some more information about this,” said former “Birth. Movies. Death” editor-in-chief and industry insider Devin Faraci on his latest “Marvelvision” podcast. “It’s not, like, specific. It’s all behind-the-scenes stuff that I thought was kind of fascinating, which is that the reason why Henry Cavill has returned as Superman in Black Adam is because The Rock demanded it. Like, he went hard, full-court press on Warner Bros. and made them go to Henry Cavill and they had to sign a new deal with Henry Cavill, including saying they were gonna develop a new Superman movie. And it was all because The Rock insisted.”
Does that mean we’ll see Black Adam vs. Superman in the upcoming Black Adam film? Or perhaps a subsequent Black Adam appearance in the aforementioned upcoming Superman film? Black Adam will certainly be one of the most powerful DCEU characters we’ve seen yet, as the nemesis of Shazam who draws his bevy of powers from a similar source, nearly limitless super strength among the many. Black Adam, thanks to The Rock, is also just a “presence,” as Black Adam director Jaume Collet-Serra puts it.
“He has such a presence,” Collet-Serra said in an interview with Deadline. “Black Adam doesn’t speak a lot which allows him to tap into different resources… he can let his presence permeate in a scene in such a way versus other roles where he has had more interaction with people… you can tell he’s comfortable in the role… the moment he walks on set, it’s like a boxer walking into the arena.”
What do you think of the possibility of Black Adam vs. Superman? Or the news of Henry Cavill to play Superman again in not only the DCEU, but his own feature film? Let us know in the comments.