AceShowbiz - DC fans seemed a little bit disappointed by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's remark at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. The "Black Adam" leading man got booed after he suggested that Henry Cavill won't reprise his role as Superman.
When asked who would win in a fight between Superman and his titular character, the 50-year-old replied, "That's a great question... don't threaten me with a good time, cause I'm going to answer that question."
"Well, I will say, as you guys know, because we're all in deep with this mythology, and it's been an age-old question of who would win a fight between Black Adam and Superman. Pound for pound, they're pretty close," he added. "I guess it probably all depends on who is playing Superman; I'm just going to say that. I'll leave it at that."
The answer drew loud boos from the audience. Some Twitter users also weighed in on the response, with one saying, "This answer smells recasting so hard. I'm done hoping. Just give me a new Superman movie and a new actor asap."
Both DC and Henry have yet to confirm the rumors. However, "Black Adam" filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra confirmed that neither Superman nor Shazam would be appearing in the project. "Our movie is an original story," he explained. "By the time the movie ends, he doesn't know who Shazam or Superman is... He has to adapt to why he is here, what the world is about."
As for The Rock, he has nothing but adoration toward the "Man of Steel" actor. "I will say this. I will say that Henry is a buddy and he is a phenomenal Superman," the former professional wrestler told ComicBook.com's Brandon Davis.
"He is a phenomenal Superman and Henry Cavill is the Superman of our generation with respect to the other Supermans of the past. Every time I see him, we have some tequila and I say 'This guy is Superman,' " The Rock went on gushing. "My longtime business partner Dany Garcia has been a passionate advocate for Henry Cavill and his career for a very, very, very long time."