It is great news for all superhero genre fans. Black Adam has dropped its first official trailer, and it is a treat. The fans also know how dedicated and committed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is to the expansion of the Black Adam within the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The ex-WWE wrestler is going to play the role of the iconic anti-hero, the Black Adam. Black Adam is one of those superhero films that have come to this extended universe for a long time. As per the comics, the Black Adam is the biggest antagonist for Shazam.
On the other hand, it is apparent to everyone that the DCEU’s iteration, under pressure from Dwayne Johnson, is different in approaching the character in a new light. The Black Adam is going to be depicted as one of DCEU’s primary anti-heroes. The movie has been announced over a decade ago, starring the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. Finally, the movie is going to arrive this year.
Black Adam – What We Know So Far
The new movie is going to follow the dark origin story of Teth-Adam. Black Adam did not have an easy road to being the iconic anti-hero. The movie will follow his start from being enslaved to becoming the iconic character Black Adam. The movie has Jaume Collet-Serra at the director’s helm. It will follow the character of Teth-Adam, before the inevitable clash with another iconic character from the DCEU, Shazam, played by Zachary Levi. Although the movie is going to bring Black Adam into the DCEU, it also serves to introduce the Justice Society of America. Ever since his casting, Dwayne Johnson has made powerful statements about the status of the DCEU. E said that the power hierarchy of the DCEU is going to change drastically with the introduction of Black Adam.
Dwayne Johnson Answers Questions About his Role at Press Event
With only six months till release, Johnson answered a few questions during the Black Adam press event. The Rock was asked if he sees himself portraying the character for the upcoming years. Dwayne Johnson answered that his commitment to the character is unparalleled. It goes beyond his own character, and he sees that it will reach the wider DCEU. The Rock also stated during the event that he is going to work closely with the creative team over the course of the character in the upcoming years. The Rock is going to work with them in terms of Black Adam’s place in the franchise.
He clarified that he is not only committed to his character but to expanding the Black Adam and the DC universe. He said that he, along with the creative team, is going to work quite hard so they can honor the mythology while giving the fans exactly what they want. In addition, he said that they are listening carefully to what the fans want, and they will work towards it. He believes, or hopes, that the Black Adam movie is only the first chapter of a long storytelling road. It is a road where Black Adam is the anchor that will press and push this universe out.
Black Adam – Past The Solo Movie?
The big question is, that after the response of the Rock, is when and how will Black Adam be seen again after the solo movie? We know that the DCEU sequel of Shazam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods is going on theaters this year, but there isn’t any talk about Shazam 3. It seems that Shazam 3 would be the perfect movie where the two characters can cross paths. Then the universe of Black Adam can expand. Only time would tell how significant the new character will be in the DC universe and what the future has in store.