Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson seems like an obvious choice to star in a comic book movie. Now after holding out for around 10 years from numerous offers to star in superhero movies, he is ready to take that leap. In Johnson’s own words he described his character as “a bad motherf*cker” and talks with Total Film about his decision to take the role:
“Official offers never happened. It was always conversations with studio heads. But there was always something unique, different about Black Adam. He was a villain, an antihero, depending on your interpretation of what a villain is. I loved this idea that his pain and rage comes from loss, and was fuelled by oppression. And at some point, he refused to be held down any more. If you wrong him, his family, or his people, then you will die. Period. That is just that simple.”
The Black Adam movie is well under way and has finished principal photography. The introduction of the JSA (Justice Society of America) to the DCEU will also take place and is scheduled for release July 29th 2022. While we still don’t know the full plot of the film, we can expect it to cover Black Adam’s (or Teth-Adam’s) Origin story and see his Journey to modern-day. While originally introduced as a Villain, Adam has also walked a fine line with heroism, many would use the term anti-hero to describe the ruler of Khandaq. Despite his sometimes questionable methods he has reguarly fought alongside heroes, including the Justice League. Along with the Total Films interview we got a sneak peak at some exclusive images:
Black Adam Vs Superman
The hero most widely associated with Black Adam is probably Shazam due to their links with the wizard Shazam. Johnson on the other hand is keen to see him throw down with another iconic DC hero:
Let’s make sure we respect tradition and mythology, but let’s not be handcuffed creatively. We can do anything if we keep the audience first. So to me, there’s a battle that’s going to go down one day, between Black Adam and Superman.
An iconic battle that I’m sure all DC fans would be keen to see on the big screen, but as of right now there is a level of uncertainty as to who will be rocking the crest of the house of El. Henry Cavill has declared a keen interest in continuing on with the role he last played in 2017, but rumors are that DC and Warner Bros may be going in a different direction.