According to reports, Warner Bros. has brought onboard Jaume Collet-Serra (Run All Night, The Commuter, The Shallows, Jungle Cruise,’) to direct Black Adam live-action film adaptation starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the titular role.
Black Adam is an antihero and Shazam adversary. The solo movie will be produced by Johnson and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, along with Beau Flynn of the Flynn Picture Company. dam Sztykiel (Undateable) is set to write the movie from New Line and DC Entertainment.
Black Adam was created by Otto Binder and C. C. Beck, and made his first appearance in The Marvel Family # 1 (December 1945).
Black Adam has a May 24, 2020 release date.
Black Adam is an ancient Egyptian named Teth-Adam (i “Mighty Human”), who is chosen by the wizard Shazam to be his successor due to his presumed moral purity. When Teth-Adam says the magic word “Shazam”, he is transformed into a super-powered being possessing the same powers as Captain Marvel. however, Mighty Adam is soon corrupted by the vastness of his powers and decide that he should rule the world, Mighty Adam overthrows and kills the pharaoh and assumes the Egyptian throne. Angered by this betrayal, Shazam renames his errant champion “Black Adam”, and—unable to revoke the powers he gave Adam, banishes him to the most distant star in the universe.
Black Adam spends the next 5,000 years flying back to Earth. By the time he makes it back, in 1945, Shazam has appointed three new champions to take his place: Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel, and Captain Marvel Jr. Adam’s attempts to take over the world causes the Marvels to seek counsel with Shazam, who tells them about Black Adam.
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