While the Shazam! movie was announced years ago, there has been very little development beyond the casting of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Black Adam, until recently. Early last week Johnson used social media to share his excitement after a big meeting at DC Comics and now we know exactly what that meeting was about.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Dwayne Johnson will star in a solo Black Adam movie, as well as the previously mentioned Shazam! film. This would be a major addition to the DC Extended Universe and opens a lot of cosmic doors. The decision to have a solo movie starring The Rock also raises a lot of questions about the storyline and characterisation of this villain.
To execs, it made no sense to have a man of Johnson’s stature be just a villain and a supporting character in an expensive tentpole. Thus a decision was made to spin Black Adam into his own film.
In recent comics, Black Adam has become more of an anti-hero than a plain villain. While still being “technically” evil, the character can be found relatable with because he is fighting against those who enslave his people.
The Shazam! film is still without an official release date and director, but the script is being worked by Henry Gayden says THR. Let us know if you’re excited to see a solo Black Adam movie in the comments section below.