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Dwayne Johnson Talks Black Adam In DC Movie Universe

February 12th, 2015 by Todd Black Comments


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One the later films in the upcoming DC movie slate that already has big buzz is Shazam. The movie will feature Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Black Adam, the movies villain.

In a recent interview, he talked about what the character will be like in the movie.

“I think Black Adam is going to grow into becoming an anti-hero,” Johnson says. “It’s all written within the spirit of respecting and paying homage to the comics. As we know, Black Adam started out as a slave. When he’s given the powers, he utilised them. Then in the wake of his powers, tragedy strikes, which turns his sentiment and tone in terms of psychology.”

This is good for fans of Black Adam (like me!), because recent arcs in DC Comics have painted him as a more sympathetic villain rather than just a total psychopath. Furthermore, Johnson confirmed that all the DC movies are interconnected.

“It was all agreed that the worlds are all interconnected… One day you will see Black Adam go at it with Superman or Batman or any of the DC characters. But that said, there’s a great independence to Black Adam from the DC world, allowing us to inject, not only viciousness, but also winking humour.”

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!