Published On: Fri, Feb 13th, 2015

Dwayne Johnson on playing Black Adam in ‘Shazam’ and a fight with Superman, Batman

The new Total Film mag landed Friday and Dwayne Johnson opened up about his role as Black Adam, talking about his role in Shazam, which is still years away.

In a new interview, Johnson talked about the character, and the character’s potential to show down with Batman and Superman while speaking with Total Film magazine about Black Adam.

black-adam-and-shazam-header“I think Black Adam is going to grow into becoming an anti-hero. It’s all written within the spirit of respecting and paying homage to the comics. As we know, Black Adam started out as a slave. When he’s given the powers, he utilised them. Then in the wake of his powers, tragedy strikes, which turns his sentiment and tone in terms of psychology.”

The action star talked about how the character may be fitting in with the larger DC Universe.

“It was all agreed that the worlds are all interconnected… One day you will see Black Adam go at it with Superman or Batman or any of the DC characters. But that said, there’s a great independence to Black Adam from the DC world, allowing us to inject, not only viciousness, but also winking humour.”

Johnson talks about his new flick, an earthquake action film titled San Andreas as well as a look at Fast & Furious 7.

The Rock will appear as Black Adam in Shazam, which is currently schedule for release April 5, 2019. Darren Lemke is writing the film but no director is attached just yet.

San Andreas will arrive in theaters on May 29, 2015 and stars Johnson with Alexandria Daddario, Carla Gugino, Colton Haynes, Ioan Gruffudd, Paul Giamatti, Archie Punjabi and Art Parkinson.

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Dwayne Johnson action film Total Film mag

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