There's been a growing call for diversity and representation in media the past few years, and the movement has birthed to groundbreaking films like Black Panther and Wonder Woman. Now, as Hollywood continues to cast people of color in major roles, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson puts his bets on DC's boy wonder, saying that we aren't that far off from seeing a Black Superman making his way to the big screen.
Speaking in an interview with Variety during the premiere of his latest film, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Rock was asked about what he thought about when it come to the state of diversity and representation in the comic book movie industry.
"I think they're doing great," the actor told the publication, "I think, obviously Marvel has done a tremendous job in building out. And also, you know, for me, DC, we're doing Black Adam with Warner Bros. and DC. We're very excited about that."
Johnson can't help but feel that the industry is getting better when it comes to inclusion. So much so that we might one day see a Black Superman.
"Maybe one day we will see a Black Superman," Johnson said, then clearing his throat and adding, "You're looking at him."
Black versions of Superman isn't entirely new. We've had a couple in comics like Val Zodfrom Earth 2 and then Calvin Ellis from Earth 23.
Of course, it might take some time for the DCEU to move on to a Black Superman – after all, Henry Cavill still has the role. And even if DC plans to introduce a Black Superman into the franchise, we're not quite sure whether Johnson would be able to land the Superman role. After all, The Rock still has to play DC's Black Adam.
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