Shazam 2 director’s funny response to the Shazam vs Black Adam Fight debate
Shazam: Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg has a funny response to the DCEU’s ongoing debate over the fights of Shazam and Black Adam.
Shazam: the fury of the gods Director David F. Sandberg shares a fun response to the debate over the Shazam vs. Black Adam fight. The characters of Shazam and Black Adam had been planning to join the DC Extended Universe for many years. While Shazam! introduced Zachary Levi as its titular hero, Dwayne Johnson’s debut as Black Adam has been saved for later. Warner Bros. and DC Films agreed to change their plans to be the villain in order to let Johnson star in a Black adam solo movie. This move has indefinitely delayed a big screen fight between DC characters.
Even though Black Adam was not in Shazam!, the two characters should cross paths at some point in the DCEU. It has already been confirmed that this will not happen in any of their upcoming solo films. Shazam: the fury of the gods will focus on the Billy Batson story a few years after the first film and see Shazam battle a duo of gods, Hespera (Helen Mirren) and Kalypso (Lucy Liu). Black adam focuses on his origin story and awakening in the present, which will lead him to meet the Justice Society of America.
As fans wait to see Black Adam and Shazam fight in a movie, it has led to an ongoing debate about who will win in the inevitable showdown. This has now led Sandberg to ask questions about who he thinks would win. When he answered a question on Instagram about the Shazam vs. Black Adam fight, he unsurprisingly gave Shazam the upper hand – although his reasoning was hilarious based on what happened to his own figures.
Regarding the Black Adam vs. Shazam fight, footage from Black adam and Shazam: the fury of the gods sparked even more debate. The biggest observation is Black Adam’s level of power and cruelty, which would be a point in his favor when it comes to fighting a teenager. Just as Sandberg sided with Shazam in this fight, Dwayne Johnson also shared his thoughts on the debate. He said Shazam wouldn’t do “a fucking thing” to Black Adam whenever they cross paths, so he’s pretty confident that Black Adam will win.
It’s still unclear when exactly Black Adam and Shazam will fight in a movie. Levi expressed hope that the fall will occur in Shazam 3. If so, then it could be Shazam who wins, if a winner is clearly decided. Much like the comics, debates over who would win in a fight usually boils down to which creators are behind the fight and how he is factored into the story. It would be quite surprising if Sandberg and a Shazam: the fury of the gods the sequel ended with Black Adam victorious. In fact, the most likely outcome might be that they each win a smaller fight among themselves before teaming up against a different threat, especially if Black Adam is going to become more of an antihero in the future.
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