Fans of Dwayne Johnson have been dying for an update on his antihero film ‘Black Adam,’ and now producer Hiram Garcia is sharing a few details. As most of the news about The Rock has been about ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,’ it is refreshing to see that we’ll finally be seeing more come up about his playing an actual hero in a feature film.
It sounds as if much of Black Adam’s major character development which has happened over the years will be a focus of the film as according to Garcia:
“You’re going to meet is you’re going to meet a character who’s going through a journey. He was created as a villain. And through the love of the fans and through some great writers and storytellers, he evolved into an antihero. The antihero is a character that we always loved and that we responded to. But we understand that there’s been many aspects to Black Adam through him. But ultimately this is a guy who, he does have a moral compass, as skewed as it may be. And ultimately he is a guy that everything has always been driven by his family and what happens to them, and he is never opposed to unleashing hell when you cross him. So, I think when you add in those elements of that DNA, those are things we’re very aware of.”
This change from villain to antihero is the defining traits of who Black Adam currently is in the comics as well as what many fans love about him. It is also something that Garcia really wants to explore:
“Those are things that we love about him because he’s complicated. He’s not just justice for all. And he’s not just a villain. This is a guy who’s complex, who’s had many things happen to him and that all shows in his actions. So this a guy who’s going through a journey. He will find himself, but where it goes, you guys will have to find out. But believe me, we know as a huge fan myself, this is a guy who is complicated and vicious.”
As to when we might be able to see the film which has been gestating for years? I wouldn’t hold my breath quite yet:
“We have a script. We have a great script. We have a great director now. We are going into polishes and tweaks, but we are thrilled with the story we’ve had with the world we’re creating, the studio’s thrilled, our partners are thrilled. And, look, at my core, I always like to say, ‘I was a fanboy before anything.’ Before anything, I was a fanboy. And I was fortunate enough to become a producer and come into this business.”
Unless the producer is playing his cards close to the chest, it sounds like we’re still a bit out from actual production starting. On the pre-production front, they’re “in that process” of creating the suit for Black Adam and are also “assembling our crew and our team of filmmakers.”
Hopefully, more details will be coming in the next year.
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Source: Comic Book