Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been a legend inside the WWE wrestling ring for decades. He then conquered the Hollywood box office with a financial hit after it. He is now gearing up for possibly a career-defining role in the superhero film as Black Adam.
There have been rumors of Johnson possibly squaring off against current theatrical Superman in a possible sequel or spin-off in the future. Johnson told ComicBook.com in a short interview at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend that Cavill is the definitive Superman of our generation.
“I will say this. I will say that Henry is a buddy and he is a phenomenal Superman. He is a phenomenal Superman and Henry Cavill is the Superman of our generation with respect to the other Supermans of the past. Every time I see him, we have some tequila and I say ‘This guy is Superman.’ My longtime business partner Dany Garcia has been a passionate advocate for Henry Cavill and his career for a very, very, very long time”.
During the Hall H panel of Black Adam this past Saturday, Director Jaume Collet-Serra said that neither Superman nor Shazam would be appearing in the film.
“Our movie is an original story,” Collet-Serra explained. “By the time the movie ends, he doesn’t know who Shazam or Superman is.” The director added, “He has to adapt to why he is here, what the world is about.”
In addition to The Rock, Black Adam will also feature Aldis Hodge (Underground, The Invisible Man) as Hawkman, Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I Love Before, Charlie’s Angels) as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell (Trinkets, Euphoria) as Cyclone, Sarah Shahi (The L Word, Sex/Life) as Adrianna Tomaz, Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye, Mamma Mia!) as Doctor Fate, and Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz. Uli Latukefu, Marwan Kenzari, Mohammed Amer, James Cusati-Moyer, and Bodhi Sabongui have also been cast.
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