Lawrence Sher, the cinematographer for Joker discussed how the upcoming Black Adam movie will “reshape” the comic book film genre.
The cinematographer was asked about working on the new Black Adam movie during a Q&A following a screening of Joker hosted by Collider. Lawrence Sher, having been involved in an unconventional comic book film like Joker teased to the audience that the approach to Black Adam is a bit similar despite having a different tone.
You can read what the Joker cinematographer had to say about Black Adam reshaping the superhero genre down below:
“One of my interests about it is to continue to sort of—and we’ve talked about it with Dwayne and obviously with Jaume and DC—can we continue to sort of reshape what a comic book movie is? Like yes of course you want it to be entertaining and it has to make a decent amount of money so it can’t live in such a fringe place that it doesn’t bring people in, but can we do something inventive? So that’s the goal is to continue to try to do something a bit inventive with it.”
With Joker and now Black Adam, it appears that both Lawrence Sher and DC Films are eager to explore comic book films that are different from what audiences are accustomed to, whether it’d be from previous DCEU films or even the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s only a matter of time before we see how Lawrence Sher’s cinematography will translate with Black Adam, and if his work on Joker is any indication, we’re in for a visually stunning picture.
Joker is now playing in theaters. Meanwhile, 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. Here’s the official synopsis for the Shazam! movie:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quick.
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou.
Shazam! is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.