Black Adam actor Dwayne Johnson has revealed that the iconic character will start as a villain in the DCEU.
Dwayne Johnson has a busy schedule ahead of him with Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw right around the corner and a slew of other movies before his DCEU film Black Adam. During a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Dwayne Johnson talked about Black Adam’s long-awaited debut in the DCEU:
“Black Adam, how he starts, he starts off as a villain. Then, he becomes an anti-hero. And then he might become a hero or he might not.”
Sounds like Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam will be quite a complicate character. Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson’s producing partner Hiram Garcia isn’t ready to dive too deep into the details. He also spoke in the interview, saying:
“Well, you’re going to meet is you’re going to meet a character who’s going through a journey,” Garcia said. “And I think the idea is, look, we know the root of obviously Black Adam. He was created as a villain. And through the love of the fans and through some great writers and storytellers, he evolved into an antihero. The antihero is a character that we always loved and that we responded to. But we understand that there’s been many aspects to Black Adam through him. But ultimately this is a guy who he does have a moral compass as skewed as it may be. And ultimately he is a guy that everything has always been driven by his family and what happens to them. And he is never opposed to unleashing hell when you cross him. So I think when you add in those elements of that DNA, those are things we’re very aware of.”
When asked if he could share which other DC Comics characters we show up, Garcia laughed and said “absolutely not.”
Dwayne Johnson has an extensive list of movies coming up. Aside from Black Adam and Hobbs & Shaw, he will be starring in Jumanji: The Next Level, Jungle Cruise, and Red Notice.
Are you excited for Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam movie? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments!
Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. The list also includes The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Shazam 2, Aquaman 2, Plastic Man, Supergirl and New Gods
Black Adam does not yet have a release date. Stay tuned for the latest news on the Dwayne Johnson movie and other future DCEU projects.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos