It seems like every other day brings a brand-new rumor to the attention of DC Extended Universe fans. Yesterday, reports began to spread that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were potentially looking to debut four Batman films in 2019 as the companies push back against Marvel’s huge cinematic universe. Now, a set of new rumors have made their way onto the Internet, and some of the information being purported has caught the eye of theorists everywhere.
Thanks to an anonymous source, a recent Reddit post (via CinemaBlend) detailed the new rumors about the DCEU earlier today. In the breakdown, the rumor suggests that Warner Bros. has wanted to bring Black Adam into the fold of Man of Steel 2, even if it means giving the anti-hero a cameo. However, the post goes on to say that Black Adam may play a more significant role than previously expected. Allegedly, the studio hopes to capitalize on Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as the actor has been cast as Black Adam in the DCEU. If the rumors are true, Warner Bros. is not sure if Shazam! can introduce the villain with enough vigor, but they do think Matthew Vaughn could make the debut work if the director is brought on-board for Man of Steel 2.
Of course, much - if not all - of the report needs to be taken with a heavy pinch of salt. The rumors also suggest that Warner Bros. may scrap plans for a Shazam! standalone and introduce Bill Batson elsewhere. That information conflicts with previous reports which say that David F. Sandberg is in talks to oversee the film.
However, there are fans who think the idea of Black Adam making an appearance in Man of Steel 2 would make sense. Since the holidays passed, Johnson has made it clear that he’d like to see Black Adam take on Superman. The actor has shared fan-art of the beatdown, and Henry Cavill even met with Johnson’s family for lunch. The duo shared a snap of their meet-up on social media, and they said they were excited to see what the DCEU would hold for them.
So, what do you think? Are you in favor of these newest rumors, or do you think a fan has had too much time on their hands? Let us know on Twitter @ComicBook where you stand!
There's no official synopsis for Shazam! or Black Adam, but here's what Johnson had to say about the latter project:
"One of the most powerful anti-heroes on the planet is coming. And he is coming in hot. Brace yourself for BLACK ADAM! It's a new dawn.”
“Had a very cool and strategic meeting with the heads of DC about their entire universe. As a hard core DC fan, to get a real sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future movies has me fired up. Something we, as DC fans have all been waiting for for a very long time. Hope, optimism & FUN. Even when talking about the the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time finally coming to life. Prepare yourselves DC Universe.”
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