Dwayne Johnson ‘Absolutely’ Plans to Make a Black Adam vs. Superman Movie: ‘That Is the Whole Point of This, Man’
Tue, 11 October 2022 at 3:43 pm·2-min read
Dwayne Johnson recently told CinemaBlend that “the whole point” of bringing Black Adam to the big screen in his own standalone movie is so that one day he can make a Black Adam vs. Superman movie. Johnson has often been asked by fans which character would win in a fight (“It depends on who’s playing Superman,” he said at Comic-Con over the summer). When asked directly if he “intends to make a movie where Black Adam fights [Superman],” Johnson replied: “Absolutely. That is the whole point of this, man.”
“I have been saying for some time, there’s a new era in the DC Universe that’s about to begin,” Johnson said. “And what I meant by that was introducing a brand new character. It’s not a sequel, not an existing IP. It was… you know, Black Adam. Two years ago the world had no idea who he was. We did, but not the rest of the masses out there. What I really meant by, ‘This is a new era in the DC Universe,’ is listening to the fans. And doing our best to give the fans what they want.”
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Johnson stressed that “I have been listening and I’ve been wanting to address fans for years” regarding the desire to have Black Adam and Superman fight on the big screen.
“I’ve been waiting for someone to step up and address the fans and say, ‘Hey, we hear you,’” Johnson added. “So finally, after many months turned into many years, we ended up with what we ended up at. And the whole goal and intention now is to this new era, new time. Now let’s build out.”
Johnson’s “Black Adam” movie also stars Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari and Pierce Brosnan. The film opens in theaters Oct. 21 from Warner Bros.
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Superman & Lois Casts Angus Macfadyen as Jor-El (Exclusive)
By RUSS BURLINGAME – February 10, 2021 04:29 pm EST
Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen will appear in The CW‘s Superman & Lois, playing the role of Jor-El, ComicBook.com has learned exclusively. The character, previously played by luminaries like Marlon Brando and Russell Crowe, is going to serve much the same role in Superman & Lois that he has done in previous installments of the Superman mythology: he will serve as a spectral guide to his son, Superman, via the technology of the Fortress of Solitude. Whether it will be Superman, or his children (whom we know will learn his secret identity in the pilot), who benefits from the advice is not yet clear.
Recently, the TV series Krypton (which ran for two seasons on Syfy) starred Cameron Cuffe as Jor-El’s father, Seg-El. The series featured the birth of Jor-El, revealing that Superman’s father was in fact the brother of General Dru-Zod (there played by Arrowverse veteran Colin Salmon).
Here’s the official (albeit pretty minimal) character description for Jor-El.
“Jor-El is Clark Kent’s Kryptonian father. Though he died along with Krypton, his brilliant essence still exists within the arctic Fortress of Solitude to provide guidance when his son seeks help.”
The character will debut in the series’ second episode, which will air on March 2 on The CW.
Over the course of his career, Angus has appeared in dozens of feature films and television shows, including a career-defining role as Robert the Bruce in Braveheart. In 2019, he would return to that character with a stand-alone feature film, which he also co-wrote and produced. Other major roles include playing Orson Welles in Cradle Will Rock, three seasons on AMC’s Turn, and a role in The Lost City of Z, in which he starred alongside Charlie Hunnam and Tom Holland.
In Superman & Lois, after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin, “Teen Wolf”) and comic books’ most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch, “Grimm”), come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures, and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.https://a9880eac8c17ec3825a9c75791cd1ff7.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass, “Little Fires Everywhere”) and Jordan (Alexander Garfin, “The Peanuts Movie”) could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui, “Entourage”), a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark’s first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez, “Graceland”). The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette, “Wander Darkly”). Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh, “Nip/Tuck”) looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice.0COMMENTS
Meanwhile, Superman and Lois’ return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when a mysterious stranger (Wolé Parks, “All American”) enters their lives. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing (“The Flash”) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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