Despite being comic book nemeses, Shazam and Black Adam don’t appear to be crossing paths any time soon despite both characters having upcoming movies in the works at DC.
“There hasn’t really been a conversation about that,” says Shazam Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg when asked by Collider if there are any plans to finally pit Zachary Levi’s Shazam against Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.
“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.”
In the comics, Black Adam is the first champion chosen by the Wizard, something that was alluded to in the 2019 Shazam film. This origin story will be further explored in the Black Adam solo film coming later this year.
While Sandberg’s comments hint that there may be a crossover at some point, it’s a bit strange that these two characters still won’t crossover with each other. But considering how well the first Shazam movie handled its origin story without Black Adam, perhaps it’s not such a huge roadblock.
With the DC film universe going their seemingly separate ways, there doesn’t appear to be an appetite to re-create the MCU at Warner Bros. The Batman starring Robert Pattinson launched its own series, while the Snyderverse keeps on chugging with the news that Ben Affleck’s Batman will appear in Aquaman 2.
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Matt T.M. Kim is IGN's News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.