No, despite its many failures and less public love for it than for the MCU, the DCEU is not dead. If Warner Bros and DC have recently moved away from this universe launched in 2013 by Zack Snyder, whether with Joker (2019) and The Batman (2022), the famous saga is still ongoing. Also, it is this Wednesday, October 19, 2022 that black adam came out in the cinema.
Black Adam, new superpowered hero in the cinema
On the program here? Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of Teth-Adam/Black Adam, an overpowered anti-hero with powers from the Egyptian gods. Freed from a prison in which he had been imprisoned for 5000 years, he will learn to do good without going through evil, supervised by the Justice Society led by Carter Hall / Hawkman (Aldis Hodge). A complicated situation for someone who does not like being told what to do and who applies his own moral code.
And inevitably, who says DC superhero movie says… post-credits scene. And unsurprisingly, this black adam – sold by Dwayne Johnson as THE film that will fold all the cards of the DCEU, has one. And not just any. Beware of spoilers, you have been warned.
The incredible post-credits scene of the film revealed
In this post-credits scene, we find Black Adam back on his throne after having liberated and recovered his kingdom of Kahndaq. It is at this moment that the now famous Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) decides to contact him. No, she does not want to hire him in the Suicide Squad, but she prefers to warn him: aware of the threat he represents because of his powers and his explosive temper, she is ready to let him reign over Kahndaq. in his own way, on the condition of remaining wise. Other ? She will calm him down.
A threat that makes Dwayne Johnson’s hero laugh, “no one can stop me“, and which then makes Waller say that it depends on the point of view, if we are talking about Earthlings or not. Taken aback but unimpressed, Black Adam prefers to cut the discussion short, convinced that she is leading him on.
Suddenly – and this is obviously where the scene comes into its own – famous music plays and an iconic DC character appears in front of Black Adam. “It’s been a while since anyone made the world so nervous“, then balance the Henry Cavill’s Superman ! Yes, you read that right, where rumors recently hinted that the green light to a Man of Steel 2 would FINALLY have been given by Warner Bros, Henry Cavill is finally back in the DCEU!
An appearance that questions
Unfortunately, this post-credits scene ends there and we do not witness a fight of the titans between Superman and Black Adam. To tell the truth, even if this sequence is particularly enjoyable, it is also surprising.
The reason ? In the world of comics, Black Adam is mostly linked to another DC superhero, namely Shazam, since both have inherited the powers of the same wizard. Teth-Adam is even often described as the evil version of the character played by Zachary Levi in the cinema. Also, even as the film Shazam 2 is scheduled for 2023, we come to wonder if this Black Adam VS Superman teaser will not kill the interest of a new solo adventure for Shazam when, deep inside us, we were all hoping to find Dwayne Johnson there.. .
Fans are hallucinating at the cameo
Regardless, viewers – who dreamed of seeing Henry Cavill as Superman again, are enjoying this unexpected gift for the time being. As we can discover on social networks, the reactions to his return are unanimous and crazy, and confirm the love of the public for this version of the character. What convince Warner Bros and DC to quickly confirm the rumors and therefore, to formalize a new project with the actor? We cross fingers.
“I hadn’t seen the audience react so much in a room since Spider-Man No Way Home. Thanks again to The Rock for bringing it back to fans and the big screen in this post-credits scene.” can we read on Twitter, just like “The Post Credit scene. I shouted into the room. Damn a daydream, I’ve been in shock for 20 minutes” or “I come out of the movies and Black Adam is a CLASSIC. Post-credits scene turns off the MCU it’s too bad“.