No plans of Black Adam crossover for now: Shazam director confirms
- Zachary Levi plays Shazam and Dwayne Johnson is Black Adam
- In the comics the two characters are nemesis
- DCEU has no plans for a crossover now
Shazam and Black Adam are DC Comic nemesis which led many fans to expect a crossover since both movies are releasing around the same time. However, there doesn't seem to be any talks of a crossover, for now, Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg confirmed.
Speaking to Collider, he said, "There hasn’t really been a conversation about that" when asked about Zachary Levi's hero going up against Dwayne Johnson's anti-hero.
"I know, at the moment, Black Adam is sort of its thing and Shazam is its thing. Then we’ll see where it all goes in the future, but I haven’t really been a part of any conversations like that", the director continued.
Black Adam was the first champion chosen by the wizard Shazam, and this is alluded to in the Shazam! movie. Initially, Johnson's character was supposed to appear in the Shazam's origin story but the Rock felt it better to give Black Adam his own origin, reasoning that those not versed with the comic lore might find it hard to understand the characters and their motivations adequately.
Even without Black Adam, Shazam managed to put out its origin story rather well. The director's comments also leave the door open for future crossovers.
Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav has highlighted that DCEU plans on implementing a 10-year plan similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will help it become a stronger brand.
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"You look at Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman — these are brands that are known everywhere in the world", he said, adding, "We have done a reset. We’ve restructured the business where we are going to focus, where there is going to be a team with a 10-year plan focusing just on DC. We believe we can build a much more sustainable business. … We’re going to focus on quality. DC is something that we think we could make better, and we’re focused on it now", as per The Hollywood Reporter.
Thus, while Shazam and Black Adam aren't facing off for now, DC could very well build towards an epic showdown.