Black Adam Could Be Man Of Steel 2’s Villain, Shazam Film All But Cancelled


Over the weekend, a pretty big DC Extended Universe leak surfaced on Reddit, which told us a lot about Warner Bros.’ upcoming slate of films. From changes to Deathstroke’s arc in The Batman to ambitious release plans, it was one intriguing report after another, and that doesn’t change today. Yet another new leak has now popped up and this one tells us a bit about what to expect from Man of Steel 2.

Take this with the requisite grain of salt, as it hasn’t been confirmed by an official source just yet, but from what we understand, Black Adam is going to be the main villain of the film. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that Supes will be squaring off against Dwayne Johnson’s character, either, as Henry Cavill Tweeted out a photo of himself and the actor back in December teasing something they were working on, so this very well could prove to be true.

Additionally, the leak mentions that while Matthew Vaughn is still in talks to direct, he’s not the only one that the studio is looking at. No word yet on who else they may have their eye on at the moment, but it sounds like Vaughn’s involvement is far from a done deal – though we do hope that the two parties are able to work something out, as he’d be a terrific choice to helm the sequel.

Last but not least, we’re also hearing that the Shazam film is “practically off the table” at the moment. The studio wasn’t feeling the first drafts of the script and as the leak says, they’re far more interested in Black Adam. Still, they do hope to include Billy Batson in one of their films, but it’s not known in which movie he’ll appear or in what capacity. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that his solo outing is 100% scrapped, but it doesn’t sound like it’s likely to happen anymore. At least not in the near future.

Tell us, what do you think of this latest round of DCEU rumors? Could there be any truth to what the new Reddit leak claims about Man of Steel 2 and Shazam? As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.