The Rock is involved with DC as he will be portraying the role of Black Adam in DCEU’s upcoming film of the same name. He has already thought ahead when it comes to Black Adam’s spin-offs as well. The star of Black Adam has now voiced anticipation for a future crossover between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe.
According to GamesRadar, Johnson discussed the studio’s plans to grow the DCEU by adding new characters and spinoffs in the most recent issue of Total Film magazine. Black Adam is included under the “big umbrella of the DC universe.” This may potentially open the door for crossovers with other characters from that shared universe as well as from other ones, possibly even from the Marvel universe.
I am optimistic. Just my nature is optimistic. And especially when it comes to creative. Especially when it comes to movies. And especially when it comes to the pantheon of DC superheroes and supervillains. Across the street, we have the pantheon of superheroes and supervillains of Marvel. To me, they can not only exist, but they should, in my mind, cross paths one day.
DC and Marvel have collaborated on a few occasions for different comic books, but they have yet to clash on the big screen. Moreover, DC is currently going through a period of uncertainty following the Warner Bros. Discovery merger. A wave of upheaval for the studio began with the high-profile cancellation of Batgirl, which resulted in a number of other cancellations and significant adjustments with planned films and television shows.
The 10-year plan for DC movies announced by Warner Bros. Discovery is also comparable to what Kevin Feige and Disney have done for Marvel, although the “reset” has not been well received. Walter Hamada, head of DC Films, reportedly considered leaving after Batgirl was abruptly cancelled but has now decided to stick around at least through Black Adam’s October 21 premiere.
The Rock has said that the film is the beginning of what he thinks will be a very long storytelling journey for his character, and he expects Black Adam to usher in a new era for DC. It’s safe to say that while Black Adam and Shazam have historically been adversaries, they won’t be running into each other anytime soon. Later on, Johnson also wants to challenge Superman. Let’s see what’s in store for both the studios.
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