Issues have been surprisingly quiet on the Black Adam entrance for the previous few months. Contemplating the vital success of Shazam!, you’ll assume that the magically powered antihero, who has the star energy of a minimum of Dwayne Johnson connected as star, would have been making much more noise by now. However don’t fret, Warner Bros. remains to be exhausting at work on the Black Adam film, they usually’re lastly lining up administrators.
A kind of administrators is Jaume Collet-Serra, who’s at present in talks for the chair (as first reported through Observer). The director has loads of style credit to his identify, together with The Shallows, and actioners like Non-Cease and The Commuter. However crucially, he has a relationship with Dwayne Johnson, serving as director on Johnson’s upcoming Jungle Cruise lk21 film for Disney.
For years, the plan had been to introduce Black Adam in the identical film that launched the remainder of the Shazam world to the DCEU, however the studio had a change of coronary heart, selecting as an alternative to let the hero’s origin story breathe and deal with different villains first.
“The thought was that the Shazam story deserves its personal origin story, that the Shazam movie must be his origin story,” producer Peter Safran informed Den of Geekagain in March. “Maybe someday down the street after the stand-alone Black Adam film, hopefully someday these guys meet up in the identical movie. However they actually wished to present us the liberty to only inform Shazam’s story.”
Black Adam was referred to (however not by identify) in a little bit of magical exposition within the movie, as a former champion who was corrupted by the ability he wielded. You may learn extra in regards to the historical past of Black Adam and the place he would possibly match within the DCEU proper right here. The final we heard Adam Sztykiel was engaged on the screenplay.