Dwayne Johnson Updates On ‘Black Adam’ Film, Teases Cameos By DC Comics Heroes

Dwayne Johnson is incredibly busy, and it seems like every other week he’s found something new to do. His crammed schedule is just one reason he’s been attached to the role of DC Comics antihero Black Adam for so long with very little movement on it actually taking place. While the plan had been for shooting to begin early next year, Johnson now tells German site FilmStarts it may not be until the end of 2019…

“With Black Adam I don’t think we’re going to start early next year. Early next year right now it looks like I’m going to be shooting Jumanji, and then after that if everything goes well I’ll shoot a movie called Red Notice with Rawson Thurber again, with Gal Gadot, and another actor yet to be named. But Black Adam possibly at the end of next year. It’s coming along great, the script is coming along great we’re very happy with it.”

That’s not surprising. Johnson was originally set to star in a Shazam movie, but when given a choice he decided to play the hero’s nemesis, Black Adam. Rather than having them both in the same film the decision was made to split them up. It’s been nearly ten years since Johnson first became involved, and yet there is still no director. The Black Adam movie script is being written by Adam Sztykiel (Undateable), and according to Johnson it may include some big cameos from DC Comics heroes…

“Without giving anything away, there MIGHT be maybe a cameo or two of some of the other DC superheroes. We’ll see. That’s been the beauty of Black Adam as we’ve been developing it is that we could make a movie that just stood on its own too as well, but that’s also the beauty of those universes coming together at DC.”

I’ll continue to hold out hope Johnson hits the stage at Comic-Con to give us some real news on Black Adam, but I won’t hold my breath.  You can see Johnson play the hero in this week’s action film, Skyscraper, which I reviewed here.

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