Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s DC Extended Universe debut as Black Adam is definitely in the works, and it may be coming sooner than fans expect.
While promoting his next film, Baywatch, Johnson teased that his Black Adam is still set to get his own movie, but that the character will debut somewhere else that will surprise fans first.
“It’s definitely going to happen, sure,” Johnson told Fandango of the Black Adam movie. “We’ve had great conversations with Geoff Johns and everyone over at DC. It’s an exciting time right now for everyone at DC because they are in a process now where they are building out [their DC universe] really nicely. We have a really cool surprise for Black Adam that I can’t reveal, in terms of where we will see Black Adam being introduced.”
Black Adam is the archrival of Shazam, and Johnson has an idea about who should play the magically empowered hero, but he also teased that a showdown with another major DC Comics hero was in the works: Superman.
“One fine day… that’s coming,” Johnson said with a smirk. “That’s in the cards.”
Johnson is keeping it cryptic for now, but fans should be on alert that Black Adam could show up at practically any moment. Could it happen as soon as Justice League?
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In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay by Chris Terrio, from a story by Snyder and Terrio. Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League opens in theaters Nov. 17, 2017.