Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has already been announced as antagonist Black Adam in Warner Bros. DC Entertainment adaptation “Shazam” for 2019, but beyond that little is set in stone about the film.
While the actor has hinted in the past that his so-caled anti-hero could appear across the DC Universe film slate, Jonson recently sat down with IGN to discuss whether his character could join the big screen Justice League.
“He will become an anti-hero, but first, daddy’s got to go to work,” laughed the actor. He noted that a team-up with the world’s greatest superheroes is in the cards moving forward. “I think so, and I think you always want to leave that creatively open – that he could join ‘Justice League.’ And I think that’s the fun part about creating this character right now. Everybody involved from the studio to New Line to Warner Bros. as well to the writer and our producing partners, you definitely want to engage his heroic side, but that has to be earned.
“With the mythology of Black Adam starting off as a slave…when you start off as a slave, inherently there’s things in your DNA that piss you off. That’s the bottom line. We have to respect and pay homage to the true mythology, and the heroic side will come down the line.”
Watch the full Q&A below, and stay tuned to CBR for more on “Shazam.”