There are plenty of movies in development that will keep the DC Extended Universe growing in the years to come. Aquaman is about to start shooting and Warner Bros. would like to get another one of their other movies off the ground this year as well. However, there are two movies based on DC Comics that don’t seem to be making any obvious progress: Black Adam and Shazam. However, a new rumor indicates that one of them might get a backdoor introduction into the DCEU…and that rumor just might be backed up by Dwayne Johnson himself.
We know Man of Steel 2 is currently in the works with Matthew Vaughn in talks to direct. In addition to giving Superman (Henry Cavill) his own standalone adventure again, this rumor indicates that it might introduce Johnson’s Black Adam into the DCEU as a villain for Superman to battle.
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Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. and New Line are so excited to see Dwayne Johnson in Shazam!, they’ve decided they want to do it twice. The DC Comics-based feature has reportedly been split into two different films. One will be Shazam, as previously announced, and the other will be a Black Adam standalone movie starring Johnson. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
The Internet has been all abuzz over the news that Dwayne Johnson is finally set to play Black Adam in a Shazam movie, after years of rumor. But once the initial excitement over a Dwayne Johnson superhero movie wore off, some of us were left with questions — like “Wait, who is Black Adam, exactly?”
Luckily, there’s a video now to give you the answer to that exact inquiry. Whether you’re a DC Comics newbie just getting to know the universe, or a longtime fan who wants to brush up on your history, learn everything you need to know about Black Adam after the jump.
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was, many years ago, tied to a Shazam film, to play the villainous Black Adam. He’s also been connected to a big-screen adventure starring the character Lobo. Neither project went anywhere; both have seemed more or less dead in the past couple years. But during his promotion of Hercules, The Rock teased a DC Comics project, and his description sounds like it could be one of those two characters.
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