As the release of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice draws ever closer, Dwayne Johnson, who will play Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam, opened up about his take on the character and how he will interact with the larger DC Comics movie universe.
“I think Black Adam is going to grow into becoming an anti-hero,” he told Total Film (via Game Radar). “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.”
He also confirmed that Shazam will tie into the rest of Warner Bros.’ ambitious DC film slate, explaining, “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.”
Shazam is scheduled for release on April 5, 2019.
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