Of course Warner Bros. is going to make another Superman sequel. You didn’t think he was really dead, did you?
While the upcoming (and still currently untitled) Superman movie is inevitable, the flick is still early in its development stage, meanings there is plenty of room for casting decisions and story re-writes. One of the most interesting rumors to hit the internet comes from this Redditor, who claims to have some sort of insider information:
Black Adam will be the main villain in ‘Man of Steel 2’. The idea was tossed around of possibly making an appearance in the sequel, even if it was only brief. This later evolved into Adam becoming the villain due to the fact WB did not feel confident in the early drafts of the ‘Shazam’ script and felt as if Dwayne Johnson deserved a bigger project (may be linked to how much they’re paying him).
Second, Matthew Vaughn is still talking to Warner about directing the film, however Warner are talking to other directors as well, which may be an attempt to increase pressure on Vaughn’s agent.
Lastly, some bad news, ‘Shazam’ is practically off the table at this point. Warner did not feel confident in the first drafts of the script and is much more interested in Black Adam, as I said earlier.
Despite this, it is likely that Billy Batson will appear in a film. To what degree? I don’t know.
How does our anonymous internet mole know all these things, you might ask? Well, we’re just supossed to trust him.
“No. I will not tell you how I know any of this in order to not jeopardize my position,” he wrote. So obviously, take these with rumors with a grain of salt.
Casting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the bad guy would certainly be an interesting choice. It was already basically confirmed that he would play Black Adam, the archenemy of Captain Marvel and occasional anti-hero, in a solo film for Warner Bros., but it sounds like they want to give him a bigger spotlight in a Superman movie. All of these movies are scheduled to be a part of the D.C. Extended Universe film franchise.