Black Adam and Shazam have a long history as friends and foes in the DC Comics universe, with Black Adam being both an anti-hero and villain in the original comics. “Black Adam” starring Dwayne Johnson, but there is hope that demigods might appear in the newly released “Shazam!”, the sequel to Shazam! Fury Of The Gods?
How do Black Adam and Shazam connect?
Black Adam (real name Teth Adam) and Shazam (real name Billy Batson) share several similarities: They both say the same word “Shazam” to transform and gain magical powers. and has the ability to shoot lightning and fly.
The two even have the same DC Comics wizard, Shazam, to thank for their origin story. that in the end The wizard later made Billy Batson a champion of good through his beloved nickname, Captain Marvel.
While Teth Adam and Billy Batson’s stories are intertwined in the comics, Their connection first surfaced when Black Adam attempted to take over the world, forcing Captain Marvel to seek advice from the wizard Shazam.
Is Black Adam in “Shazam! Fury Of The Gods”?
Black Adam was verbally mentioned in the 2019 film “Shazam!” However, he did not appear in “Shazam! Fury Of The Gods” nor did he mention him.
The lack of a screentime crossover between the two characters in the DC universe is likely that Black Adam and Shazam were originally developed into their own standalone franchise: Johnson’s solo film Shazam. “Black Adam” releases in 2022, while Levi’s Shazam stars in both “Shazam!” and is a newly released sequel
There will be Shazam! and Black Adam crossover movie?
“Shazam!” franchise director David F. Sandberg confirmed that comic book heroes and villains want their own films in a July 2022 interview with Collider, but that seems to have left the door open. lead to crossovers in the future. “There hasn’t been any discussion about this. I know now that Black Adam is like that and Shazam belongs to it,” says the director. “Then let’s see where things go in the future. But I’ve never been part of that kind of conversation.”
But while a meeting on the silver screen between the two demigods seems possible at one point (“Black Adam” even teased it could be a Black Adam/Superman crossover), That changed amid a shakeup of DC Comics leadership, with the announcement in December 2022 that “Black Adam” would not continue as a franchise in its current form, and Henry Cavill, who After making a brief cameo appearance in “Black Adam”, it was announced in December 2022 that he would not be returning as Superman in the DC Universe
“Shazam! Fury Of The Gods” is now showing in theaters.