Black AdamSuperman’s post-credit scene had many versions. The film, which recently hit theaters, saw a second collaboration between Dwayne Johnson and director Jaume Collet-Serra, with whom he previously worked on 2021’s Jungle Cruise. Johnson plays the film’s titular anti-hero who must team up with the Justice Society of America to prevent the Crown of Sabbac from falling into the wrong hands, and save the city of Kahndaq from a reincarnated version of Sabbac (Marwan Kenzari), who tries to become new king.
The film ends with Adam amicably bidding farewell to the JSA, only for him to receive a message from Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), advising him to stay in Kahndaq, stating that she is someone from outside the Earth can send to stop him if he leaves the movie. village. Superman (Henry Cavill) then arrives and demands that Black Adam talk. The post-credit scene has been widely acclaimed on social media, with fans celebrating Cavill’s grand return to the big screen as the Man of Steel for the first time since 2017 Justice League. The character was played by body doubles in 2019 Shazam! and, most recently, during peacekeeperthe season finale.
Speaking exclusively with screen frenzy, the film’s editor, Michael L. Sale, explained that the post-credit scene featuring Cavill’s Superman had several versions before the final cut. Sale added that the scene came in late in the production process, with one featuring a body double, and they weren’t sure if they could have Cavill as Superman until the last minute. The editor also expressed disappointment at the scene that leaked onto the internet, but fulfilled a childhood dream by working on a movie with Superman in it. Watch what he said below:
“That came in really late, in terms of getting the shot. We didn’t really want it to exist early on, although I think it would stay in the movie the whole time. I have to tell you, one day I was in the cutting room, and the footage came in, and I was like, “What the hell is this?” That was a very, very secret thing. I really hate that people leaked it, but you can’t control it, it’s just going to happen.
As a kid cleaning out that theater 40 years ago and watching Superman, when those images came in, I just thought, “Oh my gosh, I’m working on a movie with Superman in it.” It was a personal moment where I thought, “Is this really going to be in the movie?” We had many, many versions of it. Some showed everything. Some were just shadows. There were many versions. Really, until the last minute we didn’t know exactly what it was going to be. That was one of the things we worked on until the very end.”
What Superman’s Return Means For Black Adam’s Future
With Cavill announcing his departure from NetflixThe Witcher after the upcoming season 3, it looks like he’s totally committed to playing Superman. Still, it’s unclear when Superman will reappear in the DC Universe. While a Man of Steel sequel has been confirmed to be in development, the release date is likely to be far off the calendar for now, which likely means the character will appear in other DCU titles before a new solo movie is made. His return as Superman officially sparked a showdown between the Man of Steel and the Man in Black that could probably happen sooner rather than later.
While a Black Adam sequel hasn’t been officially confirmed by Warner Bros, it’s clear that the next installment in Dwayne Johnson’s tenure in the DCU won’t be a duel between himself and Zachary Levi’s Shazam (even if Black Adam is Captain Marvel’s nemesis in the comics), but one between him and Superman. Now that James Gunn is running the show at DC Studios, the public is much more likely to see Black Adam against Superman before taking a Shazam! 3 with Dwayne Johnson as the primary antagonist. Time will tell what exactly Superman’s return will be Black Adam‘s future, but the character will clearly work with him at some point.
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