We know that Dwayne Johnson has been stoked to play Black Adam for years and with the movie taking this so long to come together, there has to be a solid reason why he has stuck through it all. Hiram Garcia, who has been working with The Rock for years as he is the president of Dany Garcia and Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production which has produced ‘Baywatch,’ ‘Furious 7’, ‘Fate of the Furious,’ ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘Rampage,’ explains how he was able to convince Johnson to become the comic book antihero:
“Black Adam is definitely happening. We’re actually very deep into a script on it right now, which is coming along really well. I’m really excited with the story we’ve crafted. Look, I’ve always been a huge comic book fan. I’ve always had this dream, I’ve always wanted to—You know, you kind of have like these goals of like, ‘One day I’d love to be able to do this and this,’ and making a superhero movie was definitely always one of my dreams. For the longest time, you know you kind of have this living superhero in Dwayne Johnson, so I was always trying to figure out what’s the perfect character that will kind of fit him and his look and his build and his kind of edge and the attitude he’s got.
“Black Adam just made kind of great sense. It was this kind of really cool antihero, kicks ass, who believes in basically exacting justice in his way with a fascinating backstory, the history he has with regards to having been a former slave and freeing his people and then getting his abilities and what happened from there. So I pitched that to Dwayne early on, and he loved the idea, and we’ve just kind of kept it in the back of our mind. We had a great conversation with Warner Brothers one time years ago, and we all settled on this was our character.”
While we don’t know the release date yet for the film, it likely won’t be released until 2020 at the earliest. However, it could be even later with how many movies Warner Bros. has in pre-development. We know that the studio is also working on ‘The Batman,’ ‘Nightwing,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Birds of Prey,’ ‘Suicide Squad 2’, and ‘Green Lantern Corps.‘ Also, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a third ‘Wonder Woman’ and potentially a follow up to ‘Man of Steel’ or ‘Justice League’ at some point.
We’re just hoping it is still on track to be filmed in 2019.
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