Dwayne Johnson has been emphasizing in numerous interviews for months that one of his main ambitions with the Black Adam character is to eventually face up against Cavill’s Superman. Hiram Garcia, a producer on Black Adam, has now hinted at what the future may hold for Henry Cavill’s Superman in the DC Extended Universe.
“It’s never been about a one-off or just about a fight,” Hiram Garcia, who has been producing films with Johnson for years, told CinemaBlend in a recent interview. “No, it’s about so much more than that. We really want to craft a long-form of storytelling and show that these two characters exist in the same universe and are going to have to deal with each other often, either on the same or opposite sides.”
“I’m not sure what’s going on in that regard. He wanted to come back, we wanted him to come back, and we wanted to make sure that we were able to establish that [his] character exists in the same universe as Black Adam,” he told CinemaBlend. “We have large ambitions for things we’d like to do. However, all of these items are still in the works, so I am unable to provide exact updates. But just know that we are fighting for it.”
Garcia continued, “Hopefully they’re going to clash at some point, but it’s not just about a ‘one fight’ situation. That was never our dream. That does not reward the fans. Fans want to feel a journey between these guys knowing that these guys exist in the same universe.”
For this part, Johnson has been outspoken in the media about wanting to bring Cavill back for a battle between Black Adam and Superman
“I have been saying for some time, there’s a new era in the DC Universe that’s about to begin,” the actor previously told CinemaBlend. “And what I meant by that was introducing a brand-new character. It’s not a sequel, not an existing IP. It was… you know, Black Adam! Two years ago the world had no idea who he was. We did, but not, you know, the rest of the mass out there… But also, what I really meant by ‘this is a new era in the DC Universe’ is listening to the fans and doing our best to give the fans what they want.”
He continued, “Maybe, sometime down the road — and I went through this in pro wrestling — is you can’t always give them what you want. But you’ll always know that we’re listening… I have been listening and I’ve been wanting to address fans for years… And the whole goal and intention now is to this new era, new time. Now let’s build out.”
Cavill first appeared as Superman in Zack Snyder’s 2013 blockbuster Man of Steel, the first film in the DCEU. He later returned to the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. Earlier this week, it was reported that a sequel to Man of Steel was in development.
Black Adam opens in theaters Oct. 21 from Warner Bros.