RUMOR: Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam May Adapt This New 52 Comic

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Although Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam solo film is still in the early stages of development, a new rumor hints at what story from the comics it could be adapting.

Geeks Worldwide reports that Black Adam will draw mainly from 2007's Black Adam: The Dark Age, a new 52 comic book miniseries focused on the character. The six-issue Black Adam story arc was written by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrated by Alex Ross, Doug Mahnke, Rodney Ramos and Christian Alamy. The comic saw Teth-Adam stripped of the powers granted to him by the gods. In response, he embarks on a quest to recover the those powers and to bring his wife, Isis, back from the dead.

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It was announced in 2014 that Dwayne Johnson would play Black Adam. Johnson was originally intended to debut as the character in the upcoming Shazam! until the production studios -- New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment -- opted to instead introduce Black Adam in a solo film, according to producer Hiram Garcia.

Other than Johnson, there is no casting information available for Black Adam, which will see comic book writer Geoff Johns executive producing. The screenplay is being written by Adam Sztykiel who has reportedly included Hawkman in the current draft of the script.

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Although Black Adam does not yet have a director, it's expected to begin production in March 2020.

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