The Rock Teases Stand-Alone Black Adam Movie
Posted 2017/04/16 0 0
Shazam! isn’t even out yet but Dwayne Johnson says there are already plans in motion to give his character Black Adam a standalone movie.
Johnson was given the choice of playing either the hero Shazam or the villain/antihero Black Adam, and he chose the latter. But as Warner Bros. has adjusted and solidified its plans for the DCEU in the wake of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the plans for Shazam have also changed.
A report surfaced in January that Warner Bros. was considering splitting Shazam into two movies, one focusing on Black Adam, and one focusing on Shazam. And in a new interview with MTV, Johnson confirms that is indeed the case:
“We’ve had great discussions with Geoff Johns over at DC. This is a really fun, cool time for DC right now because they’re world-building,” Johnson told MTV’s Josh Horowitz. “We’re seeing that with Wonder Woman and Aquaman. We have a few surprises down the line.”
"[What] we decided to do was to create a scenario where Black Adam will have his stand-alone movie, and Captain Marvel/Shazam will have his stand-alone movie. We're building up our world that way, and then we can come together at some other point.”
It certainly sounds like Black Adam and Shazam are being treated as separate heroes/characters in the DCEU, with plans to have them go up against each other still a ways off. But Johnson also teases that we’ll know more about Black Adam soon:
“We have a surprise for Black Adam coming up. I can’t tell you what it is, but it is gonna be… it’s gonna be fucking awesome.”
Shazam! centers around Billy Baston, who is a young boy that gets the wizard’s (Shazam) powers to defeat evil, and in the process becomes his alter adult ego, Captain Marvel.
Speaking of spin-offs and cinematic universes, the multi-hyphenate also revealed that Universal has every intention of developing a spin-off for his popular Fast & Furious character, Luke Hobbs.
Shazam currently has a writer and director, but Black Adam does not. We'll hopefully hear more soon. Until then you can see the 44-year-old actor as Hobbs in The Fate of the Furious, which hits theaters on April 14, 2017.