Shazam! producer reportedly approached Black Adam actor Dwayne Johnson about a cameo. Fury of the Gods, but allegedly declined the chance. While the DC Universe will have more to offer in 2023, the most recent instalment, Black Adam, which centred on the renowned antihero, was released this fall. Black Adam eventually brought the infamous Shazam antagonist to life, as well as the Justice Society of America, after having been linked to the job for a number of years. Henry Cavill’s Superman made a triumphant return in the DCU film, appearing in a moment intended to introduce the character’s upcoming sequel.
It seems Johnson’s Black Adam had the opportunity to appear in another DC Universe movie with all the changes happening at Warner Bros. Discovery and DC Studios. The mega-star had been offered a cameo in Shazam!, according to a Tweet from Umberto Gonzalez of The Wrap. The Gods’ fury. When asked if he wanted to participate as his DCU persona, Johnson allegedly declined the chance. Warner Bros. Discovery, Johnson, the creative team, and DC Studios have not yet responded to the Shazam! The Fury of the Gods tale.
If the rumour about Black Adam appearing in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, it was probably going to prepare for a potential Shazam! 3, where they would finally have their big showdown. Despite the exploration of the Shazam mythology in Black Adam, Zachary Levi’s franchise was never even hinted to in the Johnson-led film. Johnson has yet to address the rumour that he didn’t like the first Shazam! movie, which has been making the rounds in the media, and his reportedly declining the offer could possibly add some fuel to it.
Johnson still has a potential to play Black Adam again, but perhaps in other movies rather than in a standalone DCU series. Assuming Johnson’s distaste for the Shazam series is untrue but that he actually declined an appearance for Shazam! Fury of the Gods, they might still set up a confrontation between them in a later DC Universe effort. Johnson’s Black Adam could always play the villain in a future Justice League film where Shazam joins the team to help complete the circle if they are sticking with the DC Universe in any way. This would help the storyline come full circle. Sadly, Shazam! will not feature Black Adam. Time will tell what the Fury of the Gods,