It’s been a while since we heard anything about DC’s Black Adam movie. Originally attached to play the character in Shazam! for nearly a decade, Dwayne Johnson will now headline his own film. Screenwriter Adam Sztykiel was hired to tackle the script last year, while a director hasn’t been brought on yet. However, we now have a hopeful update.
Speaking with Yahoo!, Dwayne Johnson says that we could see Black Adam sooner than later. “The script came in, it’s great, we’re working on it. If things come together in the way we anticipate them coming together, that feels like a 2019 movie.”
So, if the film starts production next year, then that will mean it would be on track for a 2020 or 2021 release date. Currently scheduled for 2020 is Green Lantern Corps, while movies like Flashpoint and The Batman are expected to release that year. DC’s post-2020 slate is unknown.
In the meantime, Black Adam is rumored to debut in Suicide Squad 2 ahead of his movie. After the solo film (which might include Superman?), Black Adam is expected to finally face Shazam in a potential sequel to that character’s movie.
Stay tuned for more news as we have it.
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