New fan art of Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam has surfaced, imagining what he might look like before facing off against Zachary Levi’s Shazam.
After flirting with a DC Comics role for a very long time, it seems like the stage is set for Dwayne Johnson to take part in the role of the supervillain/occasional anti-hero Black Adam. He’ll debut in an upcoming movie that seems like it will take influence from the Justice Society of America comics before crossing over with Zachary Levi’s Shazam, a character which Dwayne Johnson’s tyrannical super-powered character has a shared mythology with.
Digital artist Mizuri came up with an an image of Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam staring at Shazam from a distance, with Zachary Levi’s character looking shocked in another image. Check out Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam in the fan art below:
Black Adam is set to appear in the third planned Shazam! movie, along with a possible sequel to Black Adam. DC’s focus on one of their lesser-known characters has to do with the ages of the young actors that play the main cast, as there’s only a limited amount of time to take advantage of their youth before they can’t conceivably play kids anymore.
Black Adam is in development at DC Films. The movie will star Dwayne Johnson and will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. In the meantime, fans can watch Zachary Levi’s Shazam! film (which features references to Black Adam’s mythology) on all home media formats. Here’s the official synopsis:
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. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Dwayne Johnson, Zachary Levi, Shazam!, and Black Adam!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.