‘Black Adam’ Producer Reveals Why Dwayne Johnson’s Film Was Delayed

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Black Adam producer Hiram Garcia has revealed why Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming DC film was delayed.

The road to Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam film has been incredibly long and full of delays. After a final delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the film entered production and was set to be released in March of 2022. Unfortunately, it and many other DC films were delayed once again and the exact reason why remains a bit of a mystery.

Some have speculated that a lot of this has to do with the merger between Warner Bros and Discovery Plus media. Others speculate it has to do with Ezra Miller’s behavior and the need to rework The Flash once again. While these are both possible most of the people behind the films cite one common reoccurring problem for the production of these movies: special effects.

Back in March, James Wan revealed that the main reason why Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom was delayed was due to the extensive special effects work that needed to be done. In a recent interview with The Wrap, Black Adam producer Hiram Garcia echoed these sentiments, noting how the Covid-19 pandemic delayed everything all of the visual effects people are jammed up working on these big, involved projects:

“I think we’re just in a world right now where there was a huge and understandable freeze-up when the pandemic hit and a lot of productions were put on hold. Now that the industry has really roared back, the pipeline for VFX is so jammed. Obviously all these superhero movies just require so much VFX, and we’re just in a situation where the majority of the VFX houses are just completely swamped with work. I think that’s why you saw seismic shifts across the board, and you continue to see those giant properties just moving further down the line. And it’s just a matter of the vendors being able to accommodate the amount of VFX they have to do, the shots that have to be done. They’re busting their ass and we’re so grateful for all those VFX houses. It feels like things are starting to calibrate and I think you’ll start to feel less shifts down the line.”

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Black Adam stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular anti-hero, 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.

Black Adam is set to hit theaters on October 22nd, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Dwayne Johnson film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: The Wrap

Trey Griffeth

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