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Published On: Wed, Jul 31st, 2019

‘Black Adam’ tease: Will go from villain to anti-hero

Dwayne Johnson has long been attached to play Black Adam, the reknown Shazam! and DC Comics villain, with Jaume Collet-Serra in the director’s chair.

With the screenplay still being worked on, fans are eager to learn what to expect from the movie, but there are concerns that the villain will be watered down due to such a likeable actor being cast in the lead role.

In a new interview to promote Hobbs & Shaw, Johnson commented on the character status without giving too much away.

“Black Adam, how he starts, he starts off as a villain,” the actor mused. “Then, he becomes an anti-hero. And then he might become a hero or he might not.”

Black Adam producer Hiram Garcia also threw around the “anti-hero” moniker when addressing the film and that indeed, sounds like that’s how the character will be portrayed on the big screen.
“Well, you’re going to meet is you’re going to meet a character who’s going through a journey. And I think the idea is, look, we know the root of obviously Black Adam. He was created as a villain. And through the love of the fans and through some great writers and storytellers, he evolved into an antihero. The antihero is a character that we always loved and that we responded to. But we understand that there’s been many aspects to Black Adam through him. But ultimately this is a guy who he does have a moral compass as skewed as it may be. And ultimately he is a guy that everything has always been driven by his family and what happens to them. And he is never opposed to unleashing hell when you cross him. So I think when you add in those elements of that DNA, those are things we’re very aware of.”
In a recent interview with Collider Garcia says it will next year:“The success of Shazam! was awesome for us and it was important for us to launch that, get that out into the world and begin crafting this universe. It’s a big thing for us to create this universe, this DC section of the universe, with characters we have planned to bring into it, headlined by Shazam and Black Adam …

“Jaume Collet-Serra, he just closed his deal, which we’re very excited about, and the plan is to begin filming that end of next year.”

At this point Black Adam could possibly happen late 2021, but likely will be their tentpole the following year.

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