Dwayne Johnson on Black Adam and Confirms Shared DC Universe
In the upcoming issue of Total Film magazine, Dwayne Johnson discusses the character that he will be playing in Warner Bros. Shazam! movie, Black Adam. He also confirms that all of the DC films that the studio plans on making will have a shared universe. There's apparently been some debate about whether or not that would be the case, and Johnson basically clears it all up.
Here's what he had to say in regards to playing Black Adam, and what we can expect to see from him:
“I think Black Adam is going to grow into becoming an anti-hero. 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.”
When asked about how Black Adam fit in with the rest of the DC cinematic universe, he revealed:
“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.”
Not only does he confirm the interconnected universe, but he also says that we'll eventually see him go up against Batman, Superman, and more. We've got a hell of a long way to go before we see anything from this character, though. The movie doesn't come out until 2019, so we might not even get to see him fight any of these other heroes until years after that.
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