The producer of the upcoming Black Adam movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has said he is open to having Henry Cavill reprise his role as Superman for the film. Although excited fans are still years away from the film's scheduled release date of December 2021, small tidbits of information about the movie are beginning to surface, including the fact Black Adam will introduce The Justice Society into the bigger DC film universe.
Dwayne Johnson has reportedly been ecstatic about his casting as Black Adam, saying the superhero has always been one of the few he has felt a stronger connection with. While the character was initially supposed to be introduced in Shazam!, the decision was made to push Black Adam's reveal until a little bit later and will reportedly make him into more of an anti-hero and less of a literal villain.
Now, fans know there is at least a small chance of Superman returning to the DCEU, thanks to statements made by Black Adam's producer Hiram Garcia to ComicBook's Brandon Davis and reported on by CBR. During a recent interview, Garcia spoke about his upcoming film and discussed briefly the concept of Henry Cavill returning to reprise his role as the Kryptonian hero. "The DC Universe is a wonderful universe and we're open to everything," he said. "We're friends with Henry."
Although likely speaking of the film's director Jaume Collet-Serra and others involved with the movie, Garcia went on to imply The Rock himself was also friends with Superman actor Henry Cavill. "It's a huge comic book brand as well. And I always just loved the idea. Who knows? But man, Black Adam for Superman is really cool. That'd be really powerful." With a recent invite to the Batcave firmly in hand, it seems like there isn't any superhero in the DC pantheon who isn't excited to be working with Black Adam's Dwayne Johnson.
It's already been confirmed Shazam won't be appearing in Black Adam, so fans are left wondering just exactly who The Rock's main source of antagonism will come from. If Henry Cavill does indeed end up starring in the film, the dichotomy between two such powerful characters would surely be an interesting element to explore for the filmmakers. Black Adam begins filming a little over seven months from now, so there's still some time for everyone to get all their ideas in order, but fans of both the Snyder Cut of Justice League and Man of Steel would surely be excited to see Cavill don the spandex opposite Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam.