Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Confirms ‘Shazam’ Movie Interconnected With DC Cinematic Universe
In his interview for this month’s issue of Total Film magazine, Dwayne Johnson, who is set to star in a number of upcoming pics — including “San Andreas,” “Furious 7” and “Shazam” — confirms that his DC character, Black Adam, will be interacting with the rest of DC’s characters, further proving that DC’s cinematic Universe will be 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 humor,” Johnson told Total Film magazine, as published on GamesRadar.
Black Adam made his first appearance on the 1945 issue of Fawcett Comics, “The Marvel Family # 1.” Black Adam was a corrupted predecessor of Captain Marvel. DC Comics writers Jerry Ordway, Geoff Johns, and David S. Goyer then redefined Black Adam as a corrupted antihero attempting to “clear his name.”
In DC’s new 52, Black Adam remains Khandaq’s ruler and protector. Adam is viewed as the violent protector of the nation of Khandaq. He executes supervillains in public. As a result, he is distrusted by the superhuman community.
Johnson will be playing the villain turned anti-hero, ruler and protector of the fictional kingdom Kahndaq, Black Adam in Warner Bros. “Shazam” pic with Hiram Garcia producing. Darren Lemke, who has worked with films such as “Jack the Giant Slayer” and “Shrek Forever After,” is attached to pen the screenplay. No reports yet on who will play the titular hero and his other identity, Billy Batson.
Shazam flies into theaters in 2019.
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