Dwayne Johnson's Villainous 'Black Adam' Will Get a Solo Film
This would either be a spin-off or a split from the planned film by Warner Bros.' New Line studio, who confirmed that they will indeed be making a new DCEU film just about Johnson's Black Adam. This follows an Instagram post from Johnson last week, where he mentioned having a "very cool and strategic meeting" with the DC heads, so it's likely that this new film is a direct result of that cool and strategic meeting. It's definitely good news for Johnson, who says he's a hardcore fan of DC.
Had a very cool and strategic meeting with the heads of DC about their entire universe. As a hard core DC fan, to get a real sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future movies has me fired up. Something we, as DC fans have all been waiting for for a very long time. Hope, optimism & FUN. Even when talking about the the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time finally coming to life. Prepare yourselves DC Universe. #KneelAtHisFeet #OrGetCrushedByHisBoot #BlackAdam
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Black Adam's backstory has changed over the years, from the immortal son of an Egyptian pharaoh to the dictator a fictional nation called Kahndaq, but he's always had the same powers as Shazam. Except that he's an adult in both his super-powered and non-powered forms. Still, considering his biggest enemy is a kid, Black Adam has always been able to stay menacing.
Now that Justice League is approaching, DC is clearly planning out their next "phase" of movies, having also announced more details on Green Lantern Corps just recently. There's no set release date or director yet for Black Adam, but Shazam is scheduled to come out in 2019. It's not known if either will appear in Justice League on November 17, 2017.
Image credit: Justice League of America #7.4, DC Comics