Dwayne Johnson has just revealed that he has been working on Black Adam since 2008, but the long road to release has benefited both him and the future film.
The WWE pro wrestler, actor and producer, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has revealed something quite interesting about the Black Adam property he is set to star in for Warner Bros. Pictures. In an Instagram post, he revealed that he has been working on a Black Adam film since 2008
It was recently revealed that both Black Adam and Shazam! 2 are set to film back to back this year, but with the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) causing a lot of film and TV productions to shut down, it is hard to know at this stage if the much-anticipated Black Adam film will actually proceed with shooting this summer as scheduled.
During the Instagram clip, Johnson commented:
“In 2008 is when we first started talking about this, so it has required patience by all of us partners. I’m a much different man and an actor than I was ten years ago.”
Johnson made quite an honest statement. Back in 2008, prior to the launch of the DC Extended Universe, Warner Bros. was in a very different era to say the least.
The Harry Potter franchise was drawing to a close and the second Batman film in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy was their highest-grossing and most critically-adored film at the time (though it still is the latter). And it goes without saying that the veteran action hero will give it his all in order to continue the DCEU’s recent upward trajectory.
During the clip, he also confirmed that Black Adam will be an origin story and compared the character to Superman in that they have a different code of ethics.
Jaume Collet-Serra will direct Black Adam from a screenplay by Adam Szykiel, Dwayne Johnson will star as Black Adam and produce alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions. Beau Flynn and Scott Sheldon also are producing under Flynn Picture Co. in association with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. It will storm into theaters December 22, 2021.
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