Will Superman appear in the Shazam movie?
In celebration of Christmas yesterday, Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to reveal a special guest at his home – none other than Superman himself, Henry Cavill! Johnson posted a photo of the pair along with the caption:
“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Black Adam and Superman. Today we drink like gentleman and come together as friends. We’re excited for what the future brings. #DangerousGentlemen #DCWorldsWillCollide”
The “DC worlds will collide” hashtag is interesting since it appears to tease that Superman will appear in the upcoming Shazam movie, in which Johnson will play the film’s antagonist, Black Adam. Superman and Black Adam have fought each other a handful of times throughout the DCU, and since they have comparable power levels, it’s always an even match-up. Many will remember the 2010 short Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, which featured the two heroes fighting the villain.
It remains to be seen when this match-up could happen on the big screen, as the Shazam movie is still without a director; but who do you think will win when they meet? Sound off in the comments below!
Jack the Giant Slayer scribe Darren Lemke is currently penning the script for Shazam. Shazam was previously announced for an April 5, 2019, though Johnson previously teased that the film could arrive earlier than that. The film tells the story of teenager Billy Batson, who transforms into the superhero when he says the magic word “Shazam!”