Last month, it was announced that DC Films were revising their plans a bit when it came to the Shazam film with Dwayne Johnson attached as Black Adam. Johnson’s character will be getting his own solo film and while he might appear in the Shazam film, he is reportedly not the big bad for the movie anymore. In a recent Q&A on his YouTube channel with fans, he was asked about why he sees Black Adam as a hero.
“It is really in our interpretation and who we deem a hero. Yes, of course, Black Adam in the mythology is a villain, or he can be considered an anti-hero, or to some he is a hero, to some who have a black heart, like me! [laughs] Again, I love the backstory that he started off as a slave and he was held down. And I think when that kinda backstory about a man who’s held down and he rises up outta that to become greater, and then dealing with the conflict, the pain of losing his family. It’s dark, but it also adds to the gravity and adds to the weight of the story. So what does it mean for the movie? It means that the movie is gonna be fantastic and it means that it’s gonna be bad-ass, and it means to me – he’s a hero.”
Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo) is reportedly writing the script for the Shazam film, while a director has yet to be announced, as well as casting for the titular hero or a release date. No writer or director has been announced yet for the Black Adam film either.
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