Though the Rock has liked hyping up a battle between Superman and himself, Black Adam is still the main nemesis of Billy Batson a.k.a. Shazam. Adam and Shazam were expected to clash at one point in the franchise, but it seems that Dwayne Johnson himself isn’t that interested in fighting a boy in a Superman’s body.
As per The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez, the Rock was a sked to make a cameo in Shazam! Fury of the Gods, but declined. Here’s the post:
Rock passed on doing a cameo in Shazam 2 when he was asked.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 15, 2022
We don’t know why the Rock would decline a cameo in the film about his arch-nemesis, but I think it’s also completely possible that there could have been a scheduling conflict. For all this talk of Johnson fighting so hard to bring Henry Cavill’s Superman back, you’d think he’d have time to share for his long-time comic nemesis.
For now, there are conflicting reports on whether Black Adam made money in theaters or not, with some claiming that the Rock had shared false numbers to make it seem that his movie didn’t flop. One thing’s for sure, James Gunn and Peter Safran are working on revamping the whole DC, and we could be looking at a full clean slate with nobody left but John Cena’s Peacemaker.
For now, you can watch out for Shazam! Fury of the Gods when it release in theaters on March 17, 2023.