Chief Creative Officer of DC Geoff Johns confirmed to Yahoo Movies that the upcoming Shazam! film will not feature Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam.
Johns confirmed Black Adam’s absence in Shazam! but assured fans that Dwayne Johnson will still be involved in the character’s standalone film:
“We haven’t announced any casting yet, but Dwayne isn’t going to be in this movie. He’s still doing Black Adam, but he won’t be in Shazam!“
Both Shazam! and Black Adam will be developed concurrently with an eventual onscreen showdown being planned.
Are you excited to see Shazam and Black Adam go head-to-head in the future? Are you disappointed Dwayne Johnson will not be involved in the Shazam! film? Share your thoughts below!
Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation director David F. Sandberg officially confirmed that he will be directing the Shazam! film. The film will be produced by Warner Brothers subsidiary New Line.
Details on the film’s plot are currently unknown, though most tellings of the comic book story depict Billy Batson as an orphan child who is granted the ability to become an adult hero with godlike powers by an ancient Wizard. Black Adam is often depicted as a villain or anti-hero who frequently faces off against Shazam.
Shazam! currently does not have a release date, but the film is scheduled to begin production in February 2018.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
8 Best DC Extended Universe Side Characters So Far
The DC Extended Universe is filled with lots of characters. Some of them are superheroes and villains while others are simply supporting or side characters. They aren’t main characters, but they serve important roles in the lives and the stories of our heroes. They are very important and there have actually been some standout cases of interesting side characters that have appeared in the DCEU so far.
These characters have been a part of the DC Comics Universe for a very long time, but some of them have made their film debut through the DCEU. They each bring their own qualities to the table and deserve to be recognized for the parts that they play in assisting or sometimes getting in the way of the heroes we know and love.
Here are 8 of the best DC Extended Universe characters so far. Click Next to continue.