Dwayne Johnson Called the Studio to Remove Black Adam From ‘Shazam!
This October, Dwayne Johnson's DC-inspired passion project "Black Adam" will finally hit theatres.
The duo have a shared history in the comics, so it seemed fitting to launch their big screen iterations together in one film. Johnson disagreed.
Vanity Fair quoted Johnson as saying, "When the first draught of the movie came to us, it was a hybrid of Black Adam and Shazam: Two origin stories in one movie."
Johnson says, Having two origin stories come together in one film would have been acceptable for Shazam, but not for Black Adam.
I really think that you should make ‘Shazam!,’ make that movie on its own in the tone that you want. And I think we should separate this as well.’”
Warner Bros. ultimately agreed, and now Johnson is headlining the standalone “Black Adam” tentpole this fall.
Johnson has frequently assured audiences that his "Black Adam" film will fundamentally alter the DC universe as it is presented on screen.
“Black Adam” opens in theaters on October 21.