A fan asked The Rock who would win in a fight between Black Adam and Superman. Dwayne Johnson said it depended on who was playing the Man of Steel

A fan asked The Rock who would win in a fight between Black Adam and Superman. Dwayne Johnson said it depended on who was playing the Man of Steel

  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson showed off his upcoming DC antihero film “Black Adam” at SDCC.
  • A fan asked him if Black Adam or Superman would win in a fight. 
  • Johnson said it would depend on who played the Man of Steel, riling up the crowd.

Dwayne Johnson seems ready to go toe-to-toe with Superman if he returns to the DCEU.

During Warner Bros.’ anticipated Saturday morning San Diego Comic-Con panel, the actor, who was there to promote his DC movie, “Black Adam,” was asked by a fan who would win in a fight: Black Adam or Supes.

Johnson smiled as he pondered the question before responding: “Don’t threaten me with a great time because I’m going to answer that question right now.”

On the left: Dwayne Johnson on stage at the Warner Bros. panel promoting "Black Adam" at San Diego Comic-Con. On the right: Henry Cavill as Superman in "Man of Steel."

On the left: Dwayne Johnson on stage at the Warner Bros. panel promoting “Black Adam” at San Diego Comic-Con. On the right: Henry Cavill as Superman in “Man of Steel.”

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“As you guys know, because we’re all in deep with this mythology, it’s been the age-old question of who would win in a fight between Black Adam and Superman. Pound for pound, they’re pretty close,” Johnson said. “I guess it probably all depends on who’s playing Superman. I will just say that.”

That last line riled up the Hall H Comic-Con crowd, which seats over 6,000. 

“I’ll leave it at that. We’ll just go with that one,” Johnson added as he raised his eyebrows.

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Leading up to Saturday’s panel, the Comic-Con crowd was hoping WB may bring out “Man of Steel” star with some Superman news, but the anticipated Saturday morning panel only focused on next year’s “Shazam” sequel, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” and Johnson’s October DC antihero film. 

The latter also stars Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, and Quntessa Swindell, all of whom joined Johnson to tease the film, which The Rock has been trying to get made for over a decade, on the Comic-Con stage. During the panel, Johnson discussed what it meant for him to finally show off this film in Hall H.

From left to right: Tiffany Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Jaume Collet-Serra, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, and Quintessa Swindell on stage at the Warner Bros. panel promoting "Black Adam" at San Diego Comic-Con.

From left to right: Tiffany Smith, Dwayne Johnson, Jaume Collet-Serra, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, and Quintessa Swindell on stage at the Warner Bros. panel promoting “Black Adam” at San Diego Comic-Con.

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“To be here today, to watch Black Adam levitate and throw around lightning like he was passing out candy, I gotta tell you guys, this truly is a dream come true so thank you so much for this and of love and support,” Johnson told the crowd.

Johnson made a big spectacle of promoting his DC antihero film, which follows a 5,000-year-old slave who was granted the powers of the Gods. After he abused his powers, he was imprisoned by the Gods who bestowed them upon him.

At Saturday’s start, Johnson made an epic Hall H entrance to kick off the “Black Adam” panel.

Dwayne Johnson on stage at the Warner Bros. panel promoting "Black Adam" at San Diego Comic-Con.

Dwayne Johnson on stage at the Warner Bros. panel promoting “Black Adam” at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Smoke filled the dark room which thunderous booms and flashes of light to simulate bolts of lightning. Johnson then rose up from the floor on a pedestal in his superhero costume hovering over the crowd with a brilliant display of lightning behind him. 

He looked absolutely majestic and the crowd roared to life. 

It was an incredible moment — and the highlight of WB’s hour-long panel — that would’ve only been made more incredible if Henry Cavill popped up from the floor right next to him after him or appeared at the panel’s very close. 

Only promoting “Shazam 2” and “Black Adam” may have been the smartest and safest choices for Warner Bros. as its star of “The Flash,” Ezra Miller, is currently embroiled in controversy and the forthcoming “Aquaman” sequel has been in the news recently during the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial. 

At the panel’s end, Johnson told the Hall H crowd that every person was given a card which will allow them to head to an IMAX screening of the film when its released in October. 

“Black Adam” is in theaters on October 21, 2022. 

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