Hiram Garcia, producer of the DC film Black Adam revealed that a Kingdom Come movie has been discussed.
In 2022, DC will be releasing four highly-anticipated new films based on their beloved comic book characters. One of those will be the highly-anticipated Black Adam, which stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular antihero. Based on the first footage released from DC FanDome in October, the film looks to bring some massive change to the franchise.
With Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson and his company Seven Bucks Productions looks to further expand their collaboration with DC. With that in mind, Seven Bucks Productions President Hiram Garcia revealed that there have been discussions about producing an adaptation of a particular DC comic book miniseries: Kingdom Come.
For the uninitiated, Kingdom Come was a four-issue DC miniseries published in 1996 written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, with iconic Gouache artwork from Alex Ross. This Elseworlds story deconstructs iconic superheroes and explores irresponsible vigilantes, focused on a conflict between Batman and his assembled team against Lex Luthor in an attempt to thwart a super-human war that could end the world.
When discussing Black Adam, Hiram Garcia revealed that an adaptation of Kingdom Come with DC would be a “dream project.” He tells Collider the following:
“Look, I think the dream project that’s something we’ve always spoken about at Seven Bucks, we would love to make someday, which is a tougher ambition due to, obviously, IP and rules and so forth, but always been obsessed with Kingdom Come, the Mark Waid/Alex Ross joint that those guys did. I think that storyline was always so compelling. We’ve always envisioned it as kind of an epic, multi-film saga. I think that’s something we’ve always dreamed of being able to do. If there was ever a dream project, and not trying to start a fire where it’s like we’re gunning after that, because it’s just pie in the sky, you’d love to be able to tell the story, and I always admired that story of the juxtaposition of old-school heroes versus new-school heroes and how they clash and a world so divided in terms of how they view what is justice now and what was it and what should it be. It’s always just always something very compelling in the big, cataclysmic mash-up of old versus new. That’s something that, look, in a perfect world, we could do it, would love to do it.”
It would certainly be interesting to see if the producers behind Black Adam actually bring the Kingdom Come story to life on the big screen with DC. Given that it’s a beloved comic book miniseries with iconic artwork, it would be fascinating to see what kind of director would be up for the challenge.
In addition to Dwayne Johnson, DC’s Black Adam stars Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate. Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, James Cusati-Moyer, and Bodhi Sabongui are also on board in undisclosed roles. Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions are producing the movie with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. FlynnPictureCo’s Scott Sheldon serves as an executive producer.
Black Adam is set to hit theaters on July 29, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the highly-anticipated DC film as well as the potential Kingdom Come adaptation, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content.