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EntertainmentDwayne Johnson's Black Adam film moves ahead with new director

01:25  08 june  2019
01:25  08 june  2019 Source:   ew.com

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It has finally been revealed why Dwayne Johnson ' s Black Adam is not appearing in the upcoming Shazam!, instead starring in a solo Black Adam movie. After James Wan' s Aquaman premieres later this year, DC' s next film seems to be taking a break from their dark and serious superhero films in

Dwayne Johnson predicts that filming on the Black Adam solo villain movie could fit into his very busy dance card sometime next year. Now that the Shazam! movie is midway through filming , many fans are wondering when Dwayne Johnson ’ s promised Black Adam movie followup is coming from

Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam film moves ahead with new director© Samir Hussein/WireImage; DC

After the success of DC’s Shazam!, Dwayne Johnson‘s long-developed Black Adam movie is progressing again towards the big screen.

Jaume Collet-Serra, Johnson’s director on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, is in negotiations to helm Black Adam for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros., EW has learned. Collet-Serra is known for directing Liam Neeson in The Commuter, Run All Night, and Non-Stop, as well as Blake Lively in The Shallows.

Johnson was initially set to portray anti-hero Black Adam in Shazam!, starring Zachary Levi, but plans changed in 2017 and now the character is getting his own standalone film. Variety, which was the first to report the news of Collet-Serra’s negotiations to join the project, states Black Adam is now a priority for New Line following the hype around Shazam! and Johnson’s first foray into the superhero movie space.

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Black Adam is still in development and, for now, it doesn’t have a director . Adam Sztykiel who worked with People’ s Champ on Rampage will pen the In a recent interview with Yahoo News, Dwayne Johnson talked about his latest project Rampage, but also gave his thoughts on WB and Black

Plot details are currently under wraps, but Black Adam is Shazam!’s best-known adversary.

In DC’s Shazam!, which has made nearly $363 million internationally, Billy Batson (Asher Angel) was chosen by a wizard to become his champion against supernatural forces. By uttering “Shazam,” the kid transformed into an adult body (Levi) with the wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles, and speed of Mercury. Thousands of years earlier in the comic book iteration of these characters, Teth-Adam, known then as “Mighty Adam” and in the future as Black Adam, was a former champion of the wizard who became corrupted by his magical power.

In the film Black Adam, the character is described more as an anti-hero.

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In a new interview, Dwayne Johnson has revealed when production on the upcoming Black Adam movie could begin and even teases some DC cameos “With Black Adam I don’t think we’re going to start early next year. Early next year right now it looks like I’m going to be shooting Jumanji, and then

Dwayne Johnson ; DC character Black Adam . The move stems from last week’ s high-level meeting with Johnson and Geoff Johns. New Line, which has been for over a decade developing a movie on the longtime DC character, will Thus a decision was made to spin off Black Adam into his own film .

Rampage scribe Adam Sztykiel wrote the latest draft of the movie, which will be produced by Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, and Beau Flynn.

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