Years before Zachary Levi Shazam-ed exploded all over our screens, DC and Warner Bros produced a film based on the arch-enemy of the superhero, Black Adam.
Shazam’s relative success, it looks like the spin-off production is finally moving ahead, with Dwayne ‘ The Rock ‘ Johnson remaining firmly attached as the leading star to the project. You may say: Solid as a rock.
The anti-hero was initially supposed to appear in the superhero feature of director David F. Sandberg. Still, eventually, the producers decided that the character’s had enough backstory to justify his film.
Keep reading our article to find out everything you need to know!
When will Black Adam release?
Announced this thrilling series of films for its release on December 22, 2021. The film will be a solo film where Black Adam gets more focus. The series production had already commenced in July 2019.
For the time being, the only release date has been given; there is a sign that trailers have been released before the end of 2020.
Who will cast in Black Adam?
Dwayne Johnson! But are there any heavyweights in Hollywood set to appear alongside the famous villain in DC? Nope, not yet–although it’s a different story behind the camera.
Recently, the film found a director in Jaume Collet-Serra, the man behind the remake of the House of Wax, as well as Non-Stop and Unknown, all featuring Liam Neeson.
The filmmaker has just finished helming Disney’s Jungle Cruise, which is also starring Johnson–hopefully, their established synergy will benefit the movie.
It was reported back in 2017 that Undateable creator Adam Sztykiel was set to pen the script, and is still attached to the film.
What will be the Plot?
There’s no official synopsis, but we know Shazam has close ties to this character! As an arch-nemesis of the titular cape-wearer. In the same way as his opponent, he even summons his forces by shouting the word “Shazam.”
Oh, and he has similar powers–he can fly, he has super strength, he’s smart, and he’s incredibly fast. Because of this, Black Adam was originally supposed to have starred in the 2019 film.
Nonetheless, before coming face-to-face, Hiram Garcia–president of Seven Bucks productions–explained why both characters should have their standalone films.
With a rich history in the books, there’s plenty of source material for Collet-Serra and co. to draw upon. Perhaps we might find out about Adam’s tragic past in ancient Kahndaq, and how he went from being a ruthless supervillain to a life-saving anti-hero.
Is there a trailer yet?
Not for the moment. Black Adam, with pre-production, is still in the thick of it at present. Cameras have not yet started rolling the latest DC adaptation on Warner Bros.
We couldn’t expect Black Adam to see a trailer or teaser until the end of the year earliest.
For more information, stay tuned!