Joker and Black Adam cinematographer Lawrence Sher has said that Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming film will be more traditional then DC’s previous supervillain film.
Last year Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker shocked audiences all around the world in multiple ways. Joker ultimately became the most profitable DC film ever made, earning over $1B on a relatively tiny budget of $55M. The film has since earned star Joaquin Phoenix a Golden Globe for Best Actor and eleven Acadamy Award nominations. One of these nominations was for Best Cinematography for Lawrence Sher who is now preparing to shoot Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming film, Black Adam.
During a recent interview, the cinematographer for the Dwayne Johnson film talked about how different the film would be different than Joker. Mainly, the upcoming Dwayne Johnson film would be more traditional and based on the comics while Joker was more of an original product:
“The good news is we don’t shoot until July. So I’m just getting into the research and development phase of discovering how it will look. It’s super important to me because every time I set off to make a movie or a new project, I always feel as if I want it to be better than the last thing I worked on. I’m really excited about Black Adam because it’s different than Joker in that it’s slightly more traditional insomuch as it’s really drawing from the comics.”
What do you all make of the Joker cinematographer’s comments? Are you happy to hear that Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam will draw more from the comics? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam will introduce Hawkman, Doctor Fate, and the Justice Society of America to the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. and DC’s Shazam! was originally going to feature Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam before the decision was made to give the character his own standalone film.
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam hits theaters on December 22, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam and the future of the DC Extended Universe!