Black Adam Was The Villain In Gavin O’Connor’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel

The Suicide Squad almost went up against Black Adam in the upcoming sequel!

Black Adam was the villain in Gavin O’Connor’s version of the Suicide Squad sequel before Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn boarded the DC project.

Dwayne Johnson has been attached to the role of Black Adam for years now with a solo project centered on the Shazam villain finally coming together. In the upcoming film, Black Adam will be joined by the Justice Society which will feature the likes of Hawkman, Doctor Fate, and others. In Empire’s latest issue, which covers James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, it mentions that Black Adam was the villain of the film when Gavin O’Connor was attached to the sequel.

The villain of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad remains unknown, but many speculate that it’s none other than Starro. It’s unclear if Black Adam would’ve been played by Dwayne Johnson in Gavin O’Connor’s version— but the notion of Task Force X going up against a supervillain on the level of Black Adam is a compelling one.

Do you like the idea of Black Adam being the villain of the Suicide Squad? Would you like to see Gavin O’Connor helm a future DC project? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on a fresh take on the team in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled to hit theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding DC Films and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Empire (via Twitter)

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.