Dwayne Johnson Reveals Why Jaume Collet-Serra Was Hired For ‘Black Adam’

Dwayne Johnson reveals why he's once again working with the director.

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Dwayne Johnson has revealed why Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra was brought on to helm Black Adam.

In what seems like an eternity ago, Dwayne Johnson signed a contract with Disney to produce and star in the film Jungle Cruise. Likewise, it seemed like it took forever for the actor to finally commit to the Black Adam project. One of the first major things that happened with the project was the hiring of the Jungle Cruise director for the DC film.

Over the past few years, both Jungle Cruise and Black Adam have been delayed due in no small part to the Covid-19 pandemic. Black Adam recently ended its production and Jungle Cruise will be released later this weekend after a year-long delay. With both projects back on the rails, Dwayne Johnson has been on the promotional train for both films and spoke about Jaume Collet-Serra with ComicBook.com and revealed why he was brought on board to direct Black Adam:

“What myself and Hiram saw is exactly what Emily saw, which is someone who is a passionate director. He comes from an elk of very talented Spanish filmmakers of this era and time and a generation that’s so respected, and also he builds worlds. He does that incredibly well, as you’ve seen now with Jungle Cruise. And he can take the backdrop and the setting of something that’s massive and enormous, in terms of a world building, and still make it feel these moments feel very, very intimate, which you saw with Emily and I. So you can imagine, then, what he will do with Black Adam. I’ve shared so many pictures with Emily on set of Black Adam and…”

What do you all make of Dwayne Johnson’s words? Are you looking forward to seeing what Jaume Collet-Serra does with Black Adam? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise:

Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by Michael Green, Glenn Ficarra, and John Requa, Disney’s Jungle Cruise stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.

The film is set to be released on July 30th. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Black Adam and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Comicbook.com

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