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.
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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.