‘Black Adam’: Dwayne Johnson Explains His Take On The DC Villain

'Black Adam' star Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. "The Rock" explains his previous comments on why he considers the DC Comics' villain to be a hero.


When it was revealed that the Shazam film would be split into two entries, with one being a Black Adam solo film starring the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the titular role, many fans wondered why there was going to be a film dedicated to one of DC Comics’ most notorious villains. However, Dwayne Johnson recently offered his own explanation for why he considers Black Adam to be a hero worthy of his own story, citing the character’s complex and tragic background. Now, Johnson has elaborated on his interpretation of the character and his definition of the term “hero”.

Johnson shared his reasoning in a post to his official Instagram account, where he explained that DC Comics’ rogues gallery were often his favorite characters.

All depends on how you interpret the word “hero”. Growing up the DC villains were always my “heroes”. As evil as they were, they were always my favorite. Still are. Luthor, Joker, Brainiac, Sinestro etc.. and of course the ruthless one, Black Adam. Cooking up some cool, bad ass and fun plans with DC to introduce Black Adam into the Universe.

You can hear Dwayne Johnson previous comments for yourself in the video post below!

Dwayne Johnson is not expected to appear in the first Shazam film, though he could appear in any potential sequels.

Black Adam may appear in James Wan’s upcoming Aquaman film, though that has yet to be determined.

Earth to Echo writer Henry Gayden will reportedly pen the script for Shazam, which has yet to receive a director or actor for the titular role.

Source: Instagram

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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