Dwayne Johnson thinks we may one day see a black Superman

Shutterstock - Dwayne Johnson - JStone
Shutterstock - Dwayne Johnson - JStone

Dwayne Johnson thinks there will be a day we finally see a black Superman on screen.

Speaking with Variety at the premiere of Hobbs & Shaw, Johnson was asked how he felt Hollywood was doing when it comes to diversity. “I think they’re doing great, I think obviously Marvel has done a tremendous job in building out. For me, we’re doing Black Adam with Warner Bros. and DC, we’re very excited about that.” He went on to add, “I think as everything builds and grows, and you take the temperament of society and what’s happening, and I think here in Hollywood — especially with franchises and characters and publicly traded companies who are sensitive to that kind of thing — so yeah, I think they’re doing a great job.”

Johnson concluded his thoughts by saying, “And maybe one day we will see a black Superman. You’re looking at him.” Clearly it was a joke, but it certainly would have been interesting to see it play out.

As it stands right now, Henry Cavill is the Superman in the films until we hear officially otherwise. There have been rumors here or there about potential replacements, but we don’t expect to see anything happen in the near future.

Black Adam is currently slated to begin filming sometime in the first half of 2020.


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