Dwayne Johnson is set to have his DCEU debut this October in Black Adam, a project that has been in the works for a very long time.
Initially, the character was supposed to make his first appearance in Shazam! before Warner Bros. decided to have his debut in a solo movie instead. Now, we have the reason why.
Dwayne Johnson On Black Adam With Vanity Fair…
Johnson explained why he wanted Black Adam to have his own film, instead of having him be introduced in Shazam! Explaining that he felt it would make the character “uncomfortable”.
He explained: “When the first draft of the film came to us, it was a combination of Black Adam and Shazam: two origin stories in one movie. Now that was the goal — so it wasn’t entirely surprising read, I just knew in my gut, ‘We can’t make a movie like this. We’d be doing Black Adam an incredible absurdity.’ It would have been fine for Shazam that the two origin stories meet in one movie, but not good for Black Adam.”
When Dwayne Johnson Share His Discomfort Over The Idea
The actor told how he called people associated with the film to express their discomfort over the idea.
“I said, ‘I’ve got to share my thoughts here. It’s so unpopular’ because everyone thought, ‘Hey, this script is great, let’s make this movie.’ I said, ‘I really think you should make shazam!, make that movie automatically in the tone you want. And I think we should separate that too.’”
Studio bosses later agreed to make Black Adam as a standalone movie – something that will arrive in cinemas on October 21.
Molestation black adam Back in DC Fandome in October, Johnson said: “This movie, this universe has been a huge passion project of mine for a very long time. The movie without question has some of the biggest action sequences I’ve been a part of.”
Will Shazam and Black Adam Will Come Together
So far, it is still unknown yet whether Shazam and Black Adam will eventually share the same screen in the future. There have been plans to have the two characters appear together in a DCEU film, but Warner Bros. has not made any confirmation regarding it.
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