When Shazam! ended, it caused a ripple of excitement when a glimpse of Superman was shown in a post-credit scene, thus setting up the possibility that the Kryptonian superhero will be seen in Shazam! Fury of the Gods. But given the current inconsistency over who will be Superman next in the DCEU, the excitement has shifted to Dwayne Johnson making a cameo as the antihero Teth-Adam/Black Adam in the film, thus setting him up as the next big bad that Billy Batson will battle in the third Shazam! feature. And now, Shazam 2’s director has confirmed whether Black Adam and Billy will be soon crossing paths.
Dwayne Johnson, who has been busy getting all ripped for DC’s Black Adam, has been the topic of hot debates amongst DC fans who have been wondering whether the actor will be making a cameo appearance in Shazam 2 as in the comics, Black Adam is a sworn enemy of Billy Batson. Their suspicions rocketed up several notches when Shazam 2’s filming recently began in Atlanta, Georgia where Black Adam is also being filmed.
But in a recent Q&A on Instagram, when Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg was asked about whether Dwayne Johnson is doing a cameo as Black Adam in the film, he shot the possibility by saying that the actor has his own film to work on at the moment. So, does that mean we shouldn’t keep our eyes peeled for the appearance of the super-powerful Black Adam? Not necessarily.
You see, when talking about cameos, superhero franchises i.e., Marvel and DC often don’t count mid-credit or post-credit appearances. After Dwayne Johnson appears as the antihero in Black Adam on July 29, 2022, it makes sense for him to make his entry into the life of his nemesis, Billy Batson, and what better way to set his presence in future Shazam sequels than Shazam 2’s post-credit scene? But on the off-chance that it doesn’t happen, the good news is that Black Adam and Shazam are still bound to cross paths and kick off their animosity sometime in the future of the DCEU.
While Shazam! Fury of the Gods may or may not feature a cameo (or a post-credits appearance) by Dwayne Johnson, we still have a lot to get pumped about when it comes to the cast. Zachary Levi/Asher Angel is returning as Shazam/Billy Batson as well as Adam Brody/Jack Dylan Grazer as Super Hero Freddy/Freddy Freeman, Michelle Borth/Grace Fulton as Super Hero Mary/Mary Bromfield, Meagan Good/Faithe Herman as Super Hero Darla/Darla Dudley, Ross Butler/Ian Chen as Super Hero Eugene/Eugene Choi, D.J. Cotrona/Jovan Armand as Super Hero/Pedro Pena, Marta Milans as Rosa Vasquez, and Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez. We will also be seeing Helen Mirren as Hespera, Lucy Liu as Kalypso, and Rachel Zegler as three daughters of Atlas and the major villains that Shazam will be up against when the film releases across theaters on June 2, 2023.