DC Extended Universe

SDCC 2022: Warners Updates Black Adam and Shazam, But Not Much Else; Hints at Potential Recasting of Superman

We all looked up, but Henry Cavill’s Superman was a no-show.

While the current DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is pretty much in flux, Warner Brothers does have a strong line-up of movies based on its rich library of comic book heroes on the way, though you would not have realised it, going by today’s announcement at San Diego Comic Convention.

The heavily rumoured appearance of Henry Cavill did not materialise, and neither did detailed looks on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Flash, and Batgirl, or provide more information on sequels to Wonder Woman, The Batman, and other The Batman spin-offs).

Instead, they showed new trailers for Black Adam and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and no, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, while strongly linked to Shazam in the comics, will not make an appearance in the Shazam sequel.

During the session that Johnson led, he was also asked who would win a fight between Black Adam and Superman. Johnson, who talked about his 10 year journey in bringing Black Adam to the big screen, addressed the question, but divided fans with his response.

He said, “Depends who’s playing Superman.”, to screams and jeers from the crowd. 
This line could potentially indicate that Henry Cavill, who has played Superman in the DCEU since 2013’s Man of Steel, and last played the the Man of Tomorrow in 2017’s Justice League, might be recast in future movies based on the Last Son of Krypton.