Gal Gadot comments on the possibility of a future crossover between Wonder Woman and DC super-villain Black Adam, played by Dwayne The Rock Johnson.
With Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 finally on the brink of release, the actress is looking ahead to a possible crossover between Wonder Woman and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Black Adam. Gadot first assumed the role of Wonder Woman in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and, of course, starred in 2017’s Wonder Woman as well as 2017’s Justice League. Meanwhile, Johnson is set for his DCEU debut as Black Adam, which is currently in pre-production.
After multiple delays, Wonder Woman 1984 will finally be available for streaming this week. The long-awaited premiere was supposed to hit theaters in June 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film will now have its theatrical release in tandem with its digital release on December 25th, with HBO Max premiering the long-awaited blockbuster at no extra cost to its subscribers. Johnson’s introduction as Black Adam was initially planned to face-off with his nemesis Shazam, but Warner Bros opted for a solo movie instead. The production of Black Adam was also delayed because of the pandemic, but the latest news is that principal photography is scheduled to begin in spring 2021.
Gadot recently spoke to MTV News about Wonder Woman 1984 and her forthcoming film Red Notice, which also stars Johnson and Ryan Reynolds. The interviewer asks Gadot if she’d like to see a crossover between Wonder Woman and Black Adam, to which she responds, “Let’s give Black Adam the respect of Black Adam. Don’t wanna come and steal anybody’s thunder. It’s The Rock, I can’t steal his thunder. Come on. But maybe in the future. I mean, who knows?” Gadot expertly leaves the door open to the possibility while also graciously pointing out that Black Adam deserves an independent introduction.
Fans will also see Gadot’s Wonder Woman in the highly anticipated release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which is scheduled to premiere in March 2021. Though DC is, of course, keeping most details of Black Adam under wraps, for now, Johnson hosted a Black Adam panel at DC FanDome in August 2020, where the team displayed concept art, including a glimpse of Johnson’s costume, to tease the arrival of the new super-villain. Black Adam was initially scheduled for a December 2021 premiere but hasn’t been given a new one since Warner Bros. re-shuffled its upcoming releases.
Although a showdown between Wonder Woman and Black Adam would undoubtedly be epic, Gadot is right to say that he should have his solo moment first. If Black Adam strikes a similarly comedic tone as Shazam! it will be interesting to see how DC could forge that comedy with Wonder Woman’s more serious tone. For now, fans will have to wait for more news of Black Adam, but the reviews of Wonder Woman 1984 are already demonstrating that the film has been worth the wait.