“Black Adam” Team Talks Superman, Sequel
With “Black Adam” now in cinemas, those involved in the film have spoken more about the Superman cameo and the potential of a sequel should the film do well enough.
First up, producers Hiram Garcia and Beau Flynn confirm to ComicBook.com that a sequel won’t take anywhere near as long as the first film to get into production. Flynn says: “This one will be fast…We will open up the magic wagon, we’ll have the script ready, pretty fast.”
Garcia went on to talk ideas for “Black Adam 2” which will reportedly involve a bigger role for Henry Cavill’s Superman. Garcia says:
“Our vision is, what we really want to establish is Superman exists in the same world as Black Adam. Both those guys exist in the same universe and that’s important for us. It’s in the universe where our JSA is and so forth. But we really wanted the world to know that these guys are going to cross paths and how we do it, we’re still working on it. We don’t want to give that away. But I will say that it’s much bigger than what people think.”
Garcia also spoke more with Cinema Blend about Cavill’s Superman cameo, confirming that “he wanted to come back, we wanted him to come back.” Garcia continued to tease the larger plans they have for the Man of Steel:
“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. 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.”
Speaking with Collider, the film’s star Dwayne Johnson revealed a big reason the cameo got through was the change of leadership at Warner Bros. Discovery:
“It got to a point where collectively, I want to say myself, Dany and Hiram (Garcia), we said, ‘Here’s how the movie should end. And I’ll give you one further, test it, and if it doesn’t work, we’ll never talk about it again. Test it.’ We shot it, to their credit, new leadership. They saw it and said, ‘We don’t even have to test it.’”
Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari and Pierce Brosnan co-star in the film, which is in cinemas now and reportedly pulled in $25 million domestically today – the best opening day for Johnson among his solo projects and has the film on track for a $60 million opening weekend.