Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is eyeing an April 2020 production start date and he’s bringing DC Comics icon Hawkman with him.
Dwayne Johnson has had a long road to getting his Black Adam film made. He was originally set to appear in Shazam! as the main antagonist until he and the studio decided to go a different route giving Black Adam a solo film instead. The actor normally has a busy shooting schedule and other projects took precedence, but now it looks like that’s no longer the case.
After years of waiting, we finally know when Dwayne Johnson will shoot his Black Adam film. According to a source with knowledge of the project, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is eyeing shooting in April 2020 after Red Notice finishes up and it will have the anti-hero face off against Hawkman. This confirms earlier reports by That Hashtag Show that Hawkman will have a major role in the film. Black Adam and Hawkman have a long history in the comics so it makes sense that Dwayne Johnson included him in the film.
As described by Fandom, Hawkman is a winged vigilante who fights crime using a flight harness made from Nth metal and a mace. There have been several different versions of the character, along with love interests and partners such as Hawkgirl.
Hawkman has made several live-action appearances before. The character appeared on Smallville and most recently on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Hawkman coming to the big screen should come as no surprise as DC has been pushing the character in live-action for quite some time.
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During a recent interview with Collider, producer Hiram Garcia touted the success of Shazam! and expressed his excitement over the plans to expand the universe. Garcia revealed that the Dwayne Johnson film should begin production by the end of next year:
The success of Shazam! was awesome for us and it was important for us to launch that, get that out into the world and begin crafting this universe. It’s a big thing for us to create this universe, this DC section of the universe, with characters we have planned to bring into it, headlined by Shazam and Black Adam …Jaume Collet-Serra, he just closed his deal, which we’re very excited about, and the plan is to begin filming that end of next year.”
Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions co-produced Shazam!, which is now available on all home media formats.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou.
Shazam! is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
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