Black Adam: Post-Credits Scene, Deceptive DC Cameo Explained as Film Hits HBO Max
black adam came to HBO Max Friday, after a possible box office disappointment for Violent anti-hero movie from DC Comics. Starring Dwayne Johnson in the lead role, Adam beats hero and villain after being freed from a 5,000-year imprisonment, from the opening scenes through the credits (the post-credits scene is relatively chill).
“The arrival of megastar Dwayne Johnson in the DC Universe, along with the long wait for the movie to arrive, made Black Adam feel like an event,” said CNET’s Richard Trenholm. said in his review. “Now it’s here, and it doesn’t seem that important. Still, it’s a spectacular big time in cinema, and what more could you want from the Rock?”
A lot of that Shazam The fallout conflict is caused by friction between Adam and the Justice Society of America, which includes Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), and Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell).
However, there is another hero waiting in the wings. Someone who only appears when Black Adam’s first adventure is over, but it’s a cameo that hits differently afterwards a recent move by the new boss of DC Studios james gunn.
Let’s make Shazam our way in the land of SPOILERS and talk about the post-credits scene.
The Man of Steel Returns
With demonic champion Sabbac ripped in half and Black Adam firmly ensconced as Kahndaq’s champion, Task Force X boss Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis and last seen on the HBO Max series Peacemaker) sends a drone to the temple Adam is hanging out in so she can have a friendly zoom with the anti-hero.
Unfortunately, Waller is unable to be friendly and is furious that Adam escaped captivity in his base. She warns him to stay in Kahndaq or she will send extremely powerful people who owe him favors to stop him.
Adam basically tells her to bring it along, so a flying being lands dramatically and a familiar caped figure emerges from the smoke.
Oh jeepers, guys, it’s just Superman (Henry Cavill).
“It’s been a while since anyone made the world this nervous,” says the Kryptonian hero. “Black Adam, we should talk.”
What does it mean?
It sure looked like we were going to get more of Cavill’s version of Superman, and he was almost certainly going to fight Black Adam. However, Cavill later announced that the fight had been canceled – he won’t be reprising the role after all.
Since the film’s release, parent company Warner Bros. Discovery said director James Gunn (responsible for The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker, as well as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Series) and producer Peter Safran, lead the revamped DC Studios. On Dec. 14, Cavill said he met the pair, who told him their take on the DC Cinematic Universe needed a new take on the character — Gunn later confirmed. in a tweet.
“Among those on the slate is Superman,” he wrote. “In the early stages, our story will focus on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character won’t be played by Henry Cavill.”
The hard restart makes sense, but Johnson is undoubtedly disappointed. He shared some of his thoughts on how the battle would play out with YouTuber Jake’s Takes in an interview ahead of the film’s release.
“I think Black Adam lands the first punch. Now I don’t know if Black Adam lands the last punch,” he said. “I can see things so clearly…what this scene looks like, what this movie looks like, what the next three movies look like. Now, whether it comes to fruition or not – it always helps, when you have that kind of clarity. “
Cavill Supes debuted in Man of Steel in 2013 and was last seen in Zack Snyder’s Justice League (aka the Snyder Cut) in 2021, and the ending of that movie left us in a dark and awesome future where he had been corrupted.
The director said it’s not canon, but the 2017 version of the film by Snyder Cut and Joss Whedon sees today’s uncorrupted Superman join Batman and Wonder Woman preparing to create the Justice League.
The team also showed up on the HBO Peacemaker finale earlier this year, but Superman stayed in the shadows during that appearance (he was played by Brad Abramenko). The character similarly appeared in 2019’s Shazam, where he was seen only from the neck down (and played by Ryan Handley).
Superman has therefore never been too far from our screens. The character is iconic and archetypal enough that multiple versions could exist (and likely come together in a multiverse crossover like Spider-Man: No Coming Home). Cavill will almost certainly return to the role one day, but we may never see the battle with Black Adam if it was originally planned.
What can comics tell us?
Black Adam’s long comic book history is complex due to DC variouscontinuityrestarthaving started out as a villain in 1945. He’s become more nuanced in the decades since, veering into a dark antihero who often makes uneasy alliances with heroes (mostly because he’s violent, unpredictable, and a kind moron).
It could have happened in the next movie as well – Adam and Superman would have probably had an epic battle before coming to some sort of truce. Despite his physical prowess, Superman is traditionally vulnerable to magic, meaning Adam would have had the upper hand.
Shazam may have gotten involved as well, since he and Superman are buds and Shazam’s powers come from the same source as Adam’s. Anyway, this character will appear in Shazam: Fury of the Godswhich is set to hit theaters on March 17, 2023.
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