Zachary Levi: “Black Adam Won’t Crossover Until ‘Shazam 3′”

The DC Extended Universe is no longer a thing. No more connections (allegedly). No more building for the bigger pictures (supposedly). And since that edict was made, DC Comics and Warner Bros. have delivered some salty films that have yet to quench our thirst for more.

Aquaman was a billion-dollar success. Joker promises to eclipse that and maybe haul in some golden statues of credibility. Our most recent memory was the surprising and praised Shazam!

Ever since Dwayne Johnson started teasing the nerds of the world about his portrayal of Shazam’s arch-nemesis, ‘Black Adam’, we have been twiddling our thumbs awaiting this potential epic on-screen battle. Turns out we are going to have to wait much longer than expected.

(Way) Back in Black

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Zachary Levi was at the German version of Comic-Con, CCXP Cologne, discussing the state of DC Comics, his role in Shazam!, and what is in store for the future. Of course, the looming shadow of Black Adam came up in conversation and he had something interesting to say about that:

I can say that as far as I know, Black Adam is not going to be in the second Shazam!, because the idea is that they want to go and do a standalone Black Adam movie first.

Interesting.

DC Comics, to their credit, is taking nerd nation by storm these days. People can’t wait for a horrific perspective about the Clown Prince of Crime sans Batman, and now, it looks like we will get the origin of Black Adam.

And then it would kind of be, if we do a third Shazam! and a second Black Adam, kind of [parallel] like that, that’s where we would [meet].

Sure, we’ll have to wait about three to five years for this battle of the ages–literally, Greek versus Egyptian mythology if you know the canon of Teth-Adam–but who cares as long as the wait is worth it.

To wit, I have only one thing: “There is no if, just when, Zack.”

Sign me up! Just say the word.

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