The Shazam star Zachary Levi is hoping for an epic face-off with Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam. The two characters are the arch-rivals of the DC comics. While Black Adam is the symbol of evil Shazam is an epitome of justice and hope.
Shazam and Black Adam have not crossed each other’s path on the big screen as of now. However, Black Adam was portrayed in the 2019 comics adaptation by David F. Sandberg.
The Story So Far
At the very beginning of the movie, we can get a hint of the presence of Black Adam. When Thaddeus Sivana meets the wizard, a previously mentioned champion is mentioned. However, the hero falls prey to his desire for vengeance and eventually leads to the release of the seven deadly sins. Though the winner is not named in the movie, the striking similarities with Black Adam is hard to be overlooked. Moreover, some leaked tapes which surfaced online also provide more evidence regarding the return of Black Adam to the world of Shazam.
Zachary Levi Is All Geared Up For The Face-Off
Recently speaking in an Instagram live stream, The Shazam star expressed his desire of paying off all of those Captain Marvel/Black Adam scuffles from the comic book.
Reportedly both the characters will be appearing in separate universes. While Zachary is expected to return with” Shazam 2” Dwayne Johnson will be coming back as the evil in “Black Adam” slated for 2021.
The Star went on to say that Black Adam will not be portrayed in the second instalment of Shazam are the makers are gearing up for a standalone release of Black Adam movie first. Moreover, the actor is hopeful in the future if the makers come with Shazam 3 and a second Black Adam, then they have chances of the epic fight. He further said that Shazam and Black Adam are the dopple-gangers.
What Can We Expect Shortly
Given the high expectations of the actor, we can only wait for the time to come. The Shazam first outing was however quite successful with tickling humour and excellent comic timing. The star cast which comprised of Levi, Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer gave a sublime touch to this DCEU outing. The second instalment of the Shazam was expected to begin shooting around the summer. The excursion is, however, stalled due to the ongoing pandemic.