Black Adam 2 release date speculation, cast, story, and more news

The hierarchy of power in the DCEU will never be the same again, so what's going to happen when the Black Adam 2 release date comes?

Black Adam 2 release date: Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

When is the Black Adam 2 release date? We may have waited a literal decade for the Black Adam release date to come around, but by the time it finally arrived, the whole DCEU collapsed upon itself, though perhaps for the best.

The new Dwayne Johnson movie was supposed to change the hierarchy of power in the DCEU forever, but the film didn’t live up to expectations in any way, shape, or form. Our Black Adam review wasn’t too kind on the DC movie either, but you’d think a sequel would still happen, right?

Well, we’ve got all the details on when and if the Black Adam 2 release date will happen in the DCU, what might go down in the prospective movie, and who would be involved. Warning, spoilers for the superhero movie Black Adam lie ahead.

Black Adam 2 release date speculation

Dwayne Johnson officially announced on his socials that any plans for a Black Adam 2 release date were indefinitely on hold in light of the leadership change at DC Films.

The fact the first Black Adam movie struggled at the box office twinned with the potential to have a clean slate as DC moves forward looks likely to mean Black Adam 2 never sees the light of day.

Even if the thriller movie sequel is ever announced, it would be years until we get to see Black Adam 2, as James Gunn and Peter Safran have a comprehensive plan for their new DC universe with Chapter 1 Gods and Monsters leaving no room for Black Adam.

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Black Adam 2 plot speculation

With the film looking unlikely now, we can only speculate as to what the Black Adam 2 plot would entail, but we know Johnson’s dream was to see the antihero take on Superman.

In the Black Adam ending, we saw the titular character come face to face with the Man of Steel, and the two looked like they were about to lock horns before the cut to credits. Many fans will want to see these two incredibly powerful beings take each other on, but that may never come to pass now.

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At the end of the first movie, we also leave Adam at something of a crossroads in his journey. He’s clearly learned from the Justice Society and the likes of Adrianna and Amon, and it feels as though he is going to be a little bit more pragmatic in the way he deals with bad guys from now on, maybe. Could we see Black Adam take further steps towards being a genuine hero at some point in the future if the character is ever given another chance?

Black Adam 2 release date: Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

Black Adam 2 cast speculation

The one person we can absolutely guarantee would return to the Black Adam 2 cast is Dwayne Johnson, though it sounds like he is well and truly out of the DCU now.

We can’t be sure, but we would assume that if Gunn and Safran do ever want to bring Black Adam back, they would have to go with Johnson for the role rather than recasting. As for any potential DC villains that could be involved, we will perhaps never know who else would have faced off against Black Adam in the future.

That’s all we know about the Black Adam 2 release date for now, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more in the future. Until then, check out our guides to the Aquaman 2 release date and the Joker 2 release date for more DC movies. We also have a guide breaking down the best new movies 2023 has to offer.

We’ve also got a feature looking at how DC has doubled down in the wrong direction, as well as an article all about Superman Legacy and The Brave and the Bold.