Dwayne Johnson officially releases his cameo as Black Adam in DC League of Super-Pets. Of the four DC films released or releasing in 2022, three of them are connected to Johnson. The Rock stars in both DC League of Super-Pets as the voice of Krypto the Super Dog and Black Adam as the title character. Johnson’s production company, Seven Buck Productions, had a hand in those two films as well as Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
DC League of Super-Pets and Black Adam are linked in many ways due to Johnson’s presence. DC League of Super-Pets moved to Black Adam‘s July 29 release date after the latter was forced to move to October 2022 due to production needing more time to work on visual effects. For audiences who turned out for DC League of Super-Pets and stayed through the credits, they got to see both of Johnson’s characters collide. The post-credits scene featured Black Adam swooping in alongside his dog Anubis to meet Superman and Krypto. Both Black Adam and his dog are voiced by Johnson, and the actor himself has praised the moment ever since Super-Pets debuted.
Now in DC League of Super-Pets’ second weekend in theaters, Johnson has released the scene on social media. Once again, the actor hypes the potential Superman vs. Black Adam fight that he’s been promising for years, writing, “The world is starting to simmer with excitement about the earths shattering SUPERMAN vs BLACK ADAM showdown one day.” Watch the scene below:
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The DC League of Super-Pets post-credits scene enjoys poking fun at Johnson and Warner Bros. marketing Black Adam as an anti-hero, as the line between that and a villain is often blurred. Black Adam is traditionally a villain in the comics, but Johnson has promised his DCEU iteration will be a bit more complicated. That is evidently true even in the animated universe, though clearly Johnson isn’t above mocking the idea. Meanwhile, Krypto’s reference to Black Adam flying to Pluto and being forced by his dog to do so is likely an homage to the character’s first appearance in Fawcett Comics, where Black Adam was sent to a distant star and spent 5,000 years traveling back to Earth.
DC League of Super Pets‘ post-credits scene has raised a lot of questions about the animated DC universe and its live-action counterpart. Audiences have long wished to see Black Adam and Superman clash onscreen, and for sometime, it looked like the DCEU would be the best place for such an event. However, DC League of Super-Pets suggests it could happen in animation first, assuming the film gets a sequel. Johnson is closely entwined with DC’s future plans, and from his new post, it’s clear he isn’t letting up any time soon. Only time will tell what becomes of his anti-hero (and his dog) going forward.
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