Dwayne Johnson Thinks the DCEU and MCU Should ‘Cross Paths’ One Day

Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson has expressed hope for an eventual crossover between the DC Extended Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In the latest issue of Total Film magazine, per GamesRadar, Johnson touched on the studio’s ambitions to expand the DCEU by introducing new characters and spinoffs. He noted that Black Adam exists in the “big umbrella of the DC universe,” which could eventually pave the way for crossovers, both within that shared space and outside of it, possibly even with Marvel characters.

“I am optimistic,” he said with a smile. “Just my nature is optimistic. And especially when it comes to creative. Especially when it comes to movies. And especially when it comes to the pantheon of DC superheroes and supervillains. Across the street, we have the pantheon of superheroes and supervillains of Marvel . To me, they can not only exist, but they should, in my mind, cross paths one day.”

DC and Marvel have joined forces a handful of times for various comic books, but they are yet to collide on the big screen and right now, DC is experiencing a spell of uncertainty after the Warner Bros. Discovery merger. The high-profile cancellation of Batgirl kicked off a wave of drama for the studio, leading to several other cancellations and major changes with upcoming movies and series.

Warner Bros. Discovery has also announced a 10-year plan for DC films that will be similar to what Disney and Kevin Feige have done for Marvel, but the “reset” has not gone down too well. DC Films president Walter Hamada was reportedly on the brink of quitting over the abrupt cancellation of Batgirl but has agreed to stay with the studio until at least the October 21 release of Black Adam.

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Johnson is expecting Black Adam to usher in a new era for DC and has referred to the movie as “the beginning” of what he hopes to be “a very long storytelling road” for his character. It’s safe to say that Black Adam may go toe-to-toe with traditional foe Shazam in the future, but they won’t be crossing paths any time soon. Johnson also wants to fight Superman further down the line.

Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.

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