The Rock is involved with DC as he will be portraying the role of Black Adam in DCEU’s upcoming film of the same name. He has already thought ahead when it comes to Black Adam’s spin-offs as well.
The Great One also provided the background for the character Black Adam, where he hinted that Black Adam is even stronger than Superman. In the past few months, a lot of details about the film have been revealed.
Teth-Adam is the ruler of Kahndaq who was bestowed with incredible powers by the wizard Shazam. Despite having the same powers as the hero Shazam, Black Adam chose to use his powers for his own means, which led to his imprisonment until he was reawakened in the modern era and became Shazam’s archenemy.
While speaking to CinemaBlend, The Rock stated that “the whole point” of bringing Black Adam to the big screen in his own standalone movie is so that one day he can make a Black Adam vs. Superman movie.
“I have been saying for some time, there’s a new era in the DC Universe that’s about to begin. And what I meant by that was introducing a brand new character. It’s not a sequel, not an existing IP. It was… you know, Black Adam. Two years ago the world had no idea who he was. We did, but not the rest of the masses out there. What I really meant by, ‘This is a new era in the DC Universe,’ is listening to the fans. And doing our best to give the fans what they want.”
Johnson stressed that “I have been listening and I’ve been wanting to address fans for years” regarding the desire to have Black Adam and Superman fight on the big screen.
“I’ve been waiting for someone to step up and address the fans and say, ‘Hey, we hear you,’” Johnson added. “So finally, after many months turned into many years, we ended up with what we ended up at. And the whole goal and intention now is to this new era, new time. Now let’s build out.”
The Rock also promised that Black Adam is unlike any other of his past roles. Black Adam is slated to release in theaters in October of this year. We’ll have to see how it turns out.
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