Shazam! 2 Director reveals a funny story about the black Adam star, Dwayne Johnson, who haunts him

The hierarchy of power within the DC movie universe will definitely change later this year, with both Black Adam and Shazam! The wrath of the gods making their debut in cinemas. Both films will occupy a unique corner of the DC Comics canon, like Shazam! and Black Adam are often considered rivals or opponents in the comics. Because of that, fans have been eager to see them cross over onto the big screen, and while it sounds like it might not happen right away, it hasn’t stopped The wrath of the gods director David F. Sandberg from making fun of it. In an Instagram post, which you can check out below, Sandberg illustrates a “completely true” story about working on the film, in which he insinuates that Black Adam star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was wearing artful disguises, leaving him with mysterious notes while both films were being shot at the same time.

Sure, the story is blatantly false (like Sandberg’s previous illustrations of “completely true” stories on the recordings of Helen Mirren’s long body hair and an expensive animatronic “cat scene”), but it is amusingly brought to life by Sandberg, and it illustrates the unique desire to see the black Adam and Shazam! movies intersect.

“The original plan, maybe five or six years ago, I think, was to tell the two origin stories of Shazam! And Black Adam in the same movie. That was what we had been working on,” Johnson told reporters during a recent Black Adam press event. “The script was delivered. When we all read the script, I immediately felt, ‘We need to separate these two films. We must honor Shazam! and that origin story and what it is and what it can be for fans and then we have to tell our story too. ‘ I’m thinking of separating them where the majority of the world does not know who Black Adam is [is] If you were not a serious comic book fan, it was important, I think, to separate them and tell each story respectively. “

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Black Adam will be released in theaters on October 21st. In the meantime Shazam! The wrath of the gods will be released on December 21st.

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