It seems that the upcoming Black Adam movie is a building block for Dwayne Johnson to some bigger goals.
Rumors have been abounding for some time that Henry Cavill is returning to the role of Superman, and it seems that it may not be a day too soon. Johnson just spent 14 years getting Black Adam to the scren, and he already has a new goal.
Sean O’Connell of CinemaBlend bluntly asked Johnson if he plans for Black Adam to fight Superman, and that does seem to be the goal.
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.
It seems that this upcoming film is going to be doing a lot of heavy lifting for future projects.
Black Adam is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 21, 2022.