BLACK ADAM Star Dwayne Johnson Says Henry Cavill Is “The Superman of Our Generation”
With Dwayne Johnson joining the DC cinematic universe with Black Adam, fans have been wondering if he will ever face off with Superman, specifically Henry Cavill’s version of the character. In a recent interview with CB, Johnson is asked about this and in his response, he says that Cavill is the Superman of our generation. “I will say this. I will say that Henry is a buddy and he is a phenomenal Superman. He is a phenomenal Superman and Henry Cavill is the Superman of our generation with respect to the other Supermans of the past. Every time I see him, we have some tequila and I say ‘This guy is Superman.’ My longtime business partner Dany Garcia has been a passionate advocate for Henry Cavill and his career for a very, very, very long time.” So, chances are if Johnson’s Black Adam ever does come face to face with Superman, it will be Cavill’s version of the character. You see, Dwayne Johnson wields that kind of power, and if that’s what he wants, that’s what he’ll get. Makes me wonder if the next time we see Cavill’s Superman will be when he and Black Adam meet. Don’t expect Superman to appear in this first Black Adam movie, though! During the film panel at Comic-Con, director Jaume Collet-Serra confirmed that neither Superman or Shazam would be appearing in the film. He explained: “Our movie is an original story. By the time the movie ends, he doesn’t know who Shazam or Superman is. He has to adapt to why he is here, what the world is about.” Johnson also talked about taking on the role of Black Adam and why he wanted to play this character, saying: “Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority.” During the Panel, Johnson was asked who would win in a fight between his Black Adam and Superman. This was his response to that:”Don’t threaten me with a good time ’cause I’m gonna answer that question. Well, I will say, as you guys know, because we’re all in deep with this mythology and it’s been the age-old question of who would win in a fight between Black Adam and Superman. Pound for pound, they’re pretty close. I guess it probably all depends on who’s playing Superman. I will just say that. I’ll leave it at that.” Do you think we’ll ever see Johnson’s Black Adam fight Henry Cavill’s Superman? I think it will eventually happen, but it’s gonna be a long while before we see it. Black Adam is currently scheduled to hit theaters on October 21st.