Dwayne Johnson Says Black Adam Is 'In My Bones'; Confirms Writer

Lawrence Kim
November 9, 2017

Sources told the website that "current plans" for the Suicide Squad sequel would involve the team-including Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Will Smith's Deadshot-going after a "weapon of mass destruction".

It's far too early to say anything about this movie, but if we're being honest, that unofficial one line synopsis is way more coherent than the actual plot of the first film.

With the Shazam! movie ramping up for Warner Bros. and New Line, fans are still wondering when Dwayne Johnson will make his long-promised Black Adam debut in the DC Extended Universe. I want these movies to be good, but can you really blame me for being cynical given how 75% of them have turned out? Black Adam doesn't need to be shoehorned into another superhero (or in this case, supervillain) film for the character to work, because he has an existing fanbase. That is all set to change though with the actor due to debut as Black Adam, a popular DC villain. Gavin O'Connor, who previously helmed the Ben Affleck hit The Accountant, will direct. Shazam director David Sandberg said: "There have been variations of the script, before I came along, where Black Adam was in and out". Now we know just what that may be.

Even though we are used to seeing Johnson play more heroic characters, he explained to Digital Spy that the more complex nature of the Black Adam role had drawn him to it.

Black Adam first appeared in 1945 as a one-off villain for a comic book called The Marvel Family, published by Fawcett Comics. The character has powers comparable to that of Shazam, including flight, strength, agility, lightning manipulation, as well as magic.

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