Will Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam Be the Main Villain in MAN OF STEEL 2?
Dwayne Johnson has been teasing a showdown between Superman and Black Adam for about a year already. It started with the actor saying nothing would make him happier to see the two DC characters battle each other and that Superman's "got it comin'." Later on, he posted a photo of himself hanging out with actor Henry Cavill that came with the following note:
Today we drink like gentleman and come together as friends. We’re excited for what the future brings.. #DangerousGentleman #DCWorldsWillCollide #Superman
Now a rumor has surfaced says Black Adam will be introduced as the villain in Man of Steel 2. The rumor comes from a Reddit user, who says they have some inside information from the DC Entertainment creative team. This is an untested source, but there is evidence that there is some truth to the rumor.
MTV recently talked with Dwayne Johnson and they asked him about where the Black Adam and Shazam movies currently stand and he said:
“We’ve had great discussions with Geoff Johns over at DC. This is a really fun, cool time for DC right now because they’re really in the process of truly world building, and building out. We’re seeing that with Wonder Woman and Aquaman. We have a few surprises down the line. What we decided to do is create a scenario where Black Adam is having his standalone movie and Captain Marvel, Shazam, will have his stand alone movie. That way we’re building our world up and then we can come together at some point.”
We already know that Black Adam and Shazam will get their own solo movies. That's not a surprise, but there is a surprise coming and Johnson is extremely excited about it! He says:
“We have a surprise for Black Adam coming up. I can’t tell you what it is but…it’s gonna be fucking awesome."
Could this surprise be the announcement that Black Adam will officially appear in Man of Steel 2? That would certainly be a "fucking awesome" surprise that fans would flip over! It seems like that's what all this teasing is leading up to.
Director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kickass) is still in talks to direct Man of Steel 2 and I hope he takes it! I imagine the studio will release official details on the film when they announce that they have a director locked in to develop the film.
While we wait for this big surprise to be revealed, tell us what you think the possibility of Black Adam being the villain in Man of Steel 2.