…I figure that we already know what the plot will be.
“Dwayne [Johnson], Dwanta Claus, I promise if we ever get the opportunity to bring to fisticuffs, I will be so gentle – particularly because I don’t want to accidentally hit you and then die – I would really hate for that to happen!” [Zachary] Levi said jokingly, somewhat mimicking the style of a wrestling promo (via USAToday). “But I am very excited about the prospect, or the idea, of being able to have Shazam and Black Adam fight each other in the film world. That would be tremendously fun.”Newsarama
Essentially, there’s supposed to be a Black Adam movie starring Dwayne Johnson, but it’s currently stalled out, or just on pause. If Shazam! takes off — and the movie has gotten both great reviews and enthusiastic praise from those of us who saw it early — then that movie happens, and then it’s time for Shazam! versus Black Adam.
Which we kind of knew? But what we didn’t know is whether audiences would like Shazam! enough to sustain the plan. And we still don’t know that, to be sure. Signs are, however, encouraging.
PS: I would not mind at all if a bunch of Justice Society of America heroes started showing up in these movies.