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The Beginning of Black Adam Shooting Has Been Announced

For the last five years, it has been official that Dwayne The Rock Johnson will be playing Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe. Ever since Shazam! got released in March this year, and got good reviews, the need for the spinoff with Black Adam has been growing, so it is expected that the movie will start shooting soon. For some fans not soon enough, but keep in mind that it was just a few months since Shazam! was released in theatres. The Rock revealed when the spinoff will start shooting, and that would be in the summer of 2020, which is less than a year from now.

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This revelation began with Johnson admiring a sculpture of how it was imagined he would look like as Black Adam, which a fan shared. Johnson took notice of the fact that the whole project has been with him for more than 10 years so far, since the time when it was believed that Peter Segal will direct the movie. The Rock took it to Twitter to announce that the beginning of the shooting will start in July 2020.

As some of you may know, both Dwayne Johnson and producer Hiram Garcia announced that the goal was to get the spinoff to kick off production by the end of 2020. Because of this, we believe that no one expected it to be sooner. But it seems that the movie’s timetable started accelerating.

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By the time production starts, it will be 13 years since the Rock has been connected to the Kahndaqian anti-hero Black Adam. At the time the wider DCEU first started coming together, which was after Man of Steel was released, and just before Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Johnson was asked to choose between playing Shazam and playing Black Adam. We all know who he picked, and it is believed to be a good choice, but he has yet to prove it.

At first, Shazam! movie was differently imagined. Until January 2017, the plot of the first movie was supposed to present a fight between Shazam and Black Adam, but the DCEU changed its mind, announcing that Black Adam will have his own movie, where he would debut. There is a scene in Shazam! where The Wizard is talking about how the Seven Deadly Sins were unleashed upon the world by his previous champion, known as Teth-Adam, thousands of years ago. So it was kind of a teaser for our anti-hero.

It is still unknown when the long-awaited clash between Shazam and Black Adam will happen, but according to Zachary Levi, who plays Billy Batson, it won’t be until Shazam! 3. We will wait as long as it takes.

There are not official Black Adam plot details, but it is believed that the story will explore Black Adam’s origins and what made him an anti-hero. However, there were some rumors about Hawkman, Stargirl, and Atom Smasher being in the movie.

The script was written by Adam Sztykiel. And if the production begins when announced, the release date could be reserved for 2021, although 2022 seems more logical. Stay tuned for more updates.

Why Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson hasn’t yet appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Believe it or not, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is currently one of the best-paid actors, at least for 2018. Namely, this former wrestling star managed to increase his earnings in the previous year more than any of his colleagues from the film industry. Another piece of information shows that ‘The Rock’ is very popular, not only in the United States but also around the world because his films have an income of incredible $9.7 billion.

On the other hand, we have MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), which is one of the most important movie franchises at the moment. In addition, many of today’s most popular movies belong to the MCU, and the popularity and significance of this franchise are perfectly reflected by the fact that it has more than twice the higher revenue of, for example, the Star Wars franchise which is next on the list.

When you look carefully, on one side, you have one of the biggest movie stars of today, and on the other side, we have the most important movie franchise in the world. Therefore, it is a logical question of how the cooperation between them has not yet arrived. We have an answer to this question or even a few reasons why this is not the case. In the next article that we have prepared for you, we will reveal the details of why Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is still not the star of any MCU film. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

‘The Rock’ chose DC

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As the most popular comic books of today, there is a certain rivalry between Marvel and DC. On the one hand, we have a Marvel Cinematic Universe and on the other DC Extended Universe. Perhaps Johnson is a fan of superheroes like Batman, Wonder Woman or Superman, who knows? However, the fact is that DC has founded its universe in the year of 2013 and that in 2014, one of the greatest news from the world of film was that Dwayne Johnson would play a role in Shazam as a villain called Black Adam. Still, many have imagined ‘The Rock’ as a superhero but not as a villain.

However, when Shazam was released in April 2019, Dwayne wasn’t among the actors featured in this movie. In the meantime, the contract has been made about the role of Black Adam that popular actor will play in a separate film that is to be released, and for now, we don’t known more details. But why he isn’t part of the MCU? Simply, after it was announced Johnson would be the main star of the DCEU film, it is not realistic to expect it to appear as a hero of the MCU, primarily because of the great rivalry between Marvel and DC. However, earlier, Zachary Levi played the role in the Thor movie and later appeared in Shazam. So, it’s not impossible for ‘The Rock’ to become part of the MCU in the future.

Dwayne has a lot of work to do

This is really true, and Dwayne’s followers on Instagram know best what are we talking about. If you follow his posts on this social network, you can notice that he is very busy with different activities that relate to the movies he filmed. Johnson is currently working on major projects such as Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Fighting with my Family as well as Jumanji: The Next Level. In addition, he is a host of Titan Games on NBC, one of the stars of the Ballers on HBO, and also works on Jungle Cruise by Disney and Red Notice. However, this is not all because he is busy with business projects such as releasing a tequila, and collaboration with the Under Armour brand on Project Rock. Therefore, too many obligations and jobs for one man are probably the reasons why he isn’t in the MCU.

‘The Rock’ probably wouldn’t be able to show his production talent in the MCU.

The well-known fact is that Dwayne has his own Seven Bucks Productions company he founded with Dany Garcia (his ex-wife) seven years ago, in 2012. He was also one of the producers in every project that he had been working on since the film Baywatch. Simply, Dwayne wants to have control over some of the segments he works on, and he would probably not get that amount of autonomy in producing films in collaboration with Marvel.

For example, his influence is evident in the films Rampage and Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw. In addition, Marvel doesn’t like to cooperate with other production companies when it comes to their MCU. The only exception to this, let’s say the rule, is Spider-Man, where they collaborate with Sony Pictures that have certain rights to Spider-Man franchise. So, this is another possible reason why there is still no collaboration between great names like The Rock and Marvel.

Marvel loves to choose unexpectedly

Certainly, if you take a look at some of the roles and actors who have played these roles, you will realize that Marvel has a special approach when it comes to selecting actors for their superhero roles. For example, Star-Lord is portraited by Chris Pratt, who was featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy, but before that, he was known as a sitcom actor. Also, Paul Rudd had a role in Ant-Man, while Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth were relatively unknown to the public prior to their roles as Loki and Thor.

The only exception is Robert Downey Jr., which acted in every movie so far as Iron Man. So, Marvel would not engage Dwayne Johnson for some role in superhero films, as this would be somehow expected, and they like to represent new and relatively unknown actors.

The role in the MCU would bring additional obligations to ‘The Rock’

Certainly, this would definitely be one of the cases of cooperation between them. Simply, until now, there has not been a case where only one film about a superhero was shot. We mean that the film has at least another sequel. So, in case of a role in the MCU, Johnson would have to work on future projects that would include his character.

An excellent example is Chris Evans, who has been working with Marvel for quite a long time. He was part of even three films about Captain America, but also four Avengers movies. We also have to note his roles in Thor: The Dark World as well as Spider-Man: Homecoming. So, this means that ‘The Rock’ would have to sign a contract for several upcoming movies or for those who are just an idea. This means that he wouldn’t have control over the roles, as he has in the Fast & Furious franchise. He played here in four films, and as we know, Dwayne didn’t appear in the ninth sequel of the popular film. This would probably not be possible in case of cooperation with Marvel.

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Johnson was engaged by Disney

If you didn’t know, Disney is the total owner of Marvel, which is actually one of several production studios that work for Disney. However, even though the animated film is the first association for Disney, this company has dedicated the past few years to the production of live-action movies.

But if you pay attention, not one actor who is part of the MCU has been involved in any Disney’s movie as an actor or actress who will actually appear on the screen (not as voice actor). Perhaps the reason for this is too much preoccupation with the production of films about Marvel’s heroes. Also, Johnson is engaged in the new Disney’s movie named Jungle Cruise, so long-term co-operation with Marvel would probably make it impossible to participate in possible sequels of the Jungle Cruise movie.

Perhaps there is still no the right role for ‘The Rock’

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Also, as a possible reason why Dwayne Johnson has not yet appeared in any MCU film is a lack of the right role for a big star. Look at all the most popular Marvel’s heroes, the roles are already dedicated, so it’s simply impossible to see Johnson there. But what about some less popular heroes? Well, we believe this wouldn’t be a good solution because Dwayne is very popular and successful for some supporting role. He simply deserves a central place.

However, given that Disney buys Fox not so long ago, this means that it may be possible to create good conditions for potential co-operation between Johnson and Marvel because this purchasing includes rights to heroes from the Fantastic Four or X-Men franchise. So, maybe one day, we’ll watch Dwayne like Wolverine. Who knows?

Maybe they already have a project on which they work in secret

Although there are many facts that don’t support the ‘The Rock’ as part of the MCU, he and Marvel may be preparing a great surprise for all fans, in secret. However, with his release on Instagram, after the 2019 MTV Movie Awards, Dwayne pointed out that Kevin Feige was one of the most important persons behind the success of Marvel and maybe hinted that cooperation would be achieved:

“I know our assistants have been trying to get us together for dinner for months now. We’re both very busy boys, and I look forward to our schedule linking up.”

Well, the number one question is whether he wanted to say something to all fans through this post? Nevertheless, it remains to us all to hope that we will see Dwayne Johnson as a superhero in the near future.

Black Adam played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is ready to face Shazam in a cool image

One digital artist somewhere on the Internet has taken time out if their day and created this awesome photo that features Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson as the main villain of DC Comics’ superhero Shazam, who goes by Black Adam.

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Shazam!” by director David F. Sandberg’s offered us a hint at the existence of Johnson’s villainous character in the movie universe, but fans will have to be patient and wait before the infamous DC antagonist comes to the big screen in his very own standalone film.
However, this did not stop this fan who happens to be a digital artist to create a fan photo that gives us an idea of what Dwayne Johnson could potentially look like as the iconic Black Adam, way before his long-awaited showdown with Shazam.

Black Adam’s my fav. Here’s a fan art of @therock as black adam, since he will play this role one day, and i cannot wait for the solo black adam film. Good luck Sir Dwayne! You’re the best! #blackadam #blackadam⚡️ #shazam #shazammovie #therock

37 Likes, 0 Comments – BLACK ADAM (@eddie_brock1234) on Instagram: “Black Adam’s my fav. Here’s a fan art of @therock as black adam, since he will play this role one…”

Details about a Black Adam film have been present ever scarce it was first announced, and Dwayne Johnson recently revealed that production will start in about a year. The actor has been very busy with his other projects recently, so perhaps that is the reason for the long wait.

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“Shazam!” by David F. Sandberg stars Zachary Levi as the superhero. Other cast includes Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Grace Fulton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Cooper Andrews, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou.

Black Adam Will Be In Shazam! Sequel And Here Is What Dwayne Johnson Had To Say About It

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It looks like there will be some changes on a Shazam! sequel. Shazam!’s screenwriter, Henry Gayden, will be returning to work on the sequel. Dwayne Johnson was asked by Variety about sequel plans, and here is what he answered: „Umm…talking about it right now, but you know just as the producers and the guys at Warner Bros. like to do, just kinda wait and let the movie continue to roll out. It got an amazing reception I was very happy with the success. I had a little bit to do with it as a producer, I was just responsible for spitting the brands of Black Adam and Shazam! and I’m happy they went on to success.“

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Sequel’s production is expected to begin next year, and Johnson wants to get Black Adam up and running. It looks like Johnson wouldn’t want any crossovers to happen, so he is focused on getting his movie done. This doesn’t come as a surprise since it is known that he wanted to separate the DC Comics brand.
It is still unknown who will direct Black Adam, while Shazam! 2 will be directed by David F. Sandberg.

What Does the Future Hold for Dwayne Johnson’s Career?

If you are an avid follower and fan of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, you might be wondering what does the future hold for his career. You might also ask yourself whether Shazam will make some kind of shift in The Rock’s career.

The Connection Between Shazam and Dwayne Johnson

Shazam, the 2019 American superhero film, was released at the beginning of this month and became a huge success for the Worlds of DC. The Warner Brothers claimed that Shazam is another box office triumph with a $158 million worldwide opening. The studio also achieved huge success with Aquaman and Wonder Woman.
Consequently, Warner Brothers are releasing a sequel and Shazam 2 is coming. However, some big changes might happen in the DC Universe, the Fast and the Furious franchise, as well as, in Dwayne Johnson’s career.

When it comes to the sequel, many fans and the executives are wondering how long will they have the child actors from the hit film. Likewise, many fans are wondering how will Shazam 2 proceed with the villains.

What Does the Future Hold for Dwayne Johnson’s Career?

Dwayne Johnson became a huge acting superstar when he signed up to play the DC comics villain Black Adam several years ago. Black Adam is an important part of the entire DC universe. In fact, he has gone against many major heroes and was a member of the Justice Society of America.

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It was first planned that Dwayne Johnson will appear in a solo Black Adam film, which would lead up to Shazam. Nevertheless, the executives decided to go with Shazam first. Even though it was believed that Black Adam will be part of Shazam, this was not the case. However, this doesn’t mean that The Rock and his production company Seven Bucks were put on the sidelines. In fact, Dwayne Johnson was a producer of Shazam.

As the sequel is in plans, we are all looking forward to seeing when will Johnson step into the costume of Black Adam. The Rock claimed that Black Adam is coming and that filming will take place next year.

Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Shaw, the Fast and Furious spin-off film, will be released in August this year. If the film is well accepted, we can all expect that Warner Brothers will implement the Black Adam character in more than just the one sequel and spin-off film. This might mean a career change for The Rock.

Moreover, there are a number of other upcoming projects for Dwayne Johnson, including a Jumanji sequel, Jungle Cruise, San Andreas 2, and Doc Savage. Besides these films, Dwayne also has his television shows including the hit HBO series “Ballers” and “The Titan Games” for NBC.

In addition, he has his television shows including the hit HBO series Ballers and The Titan Games for NBC.

Some of Dwayne Jonson movies have been a huge success, such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and GI Joe: Retaliation, yet some of them have done well only overseas, such as Hercules, Skyscraper, and Rampage. Thus, the upcoming Hobbs and Shaw film are highly anticipated for what it will do at the box office.

The Fast and Furious Franchise Future

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The future of the Fast and Furious franchise is in doubt as the Furious 8 didn’t go well with the critics. It has been said that the plot is predictable and hollow. However, there are two more Fast and Furious films yet to come. If Universal decided to cut production budgets for this franchise, it might mean that Johnson’s payday will be affected, as well as, his career decisions.
Therefore, if Warner Brothers and DC offer Dwayne Johnson to play Black Adam, which might be a crucial turnout for Johnson’s career. Moreover, it seems like Dwayne has been changing his physical appearance into a smaller, leaner frame. It might mean that he is going to play different characters as his career is going to progress into his 50s.

Dwayne Johnson has signed a number of projects for the upcoming five years, which means that he won’t have any financial difficulties for the rest of his life. His production company, Seven Bucks, is becoming a film and publicity powerhouse, which means an additional income for Johnson.

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So, we might see him in the Black Adam characters and he is likely to become a centerpiece of their film universe. Or, he might stop the physics-defying cars and onset drama and enter a new phase of his franchise career.

Whatever he chooses to do, there will always be executives and producers who will love to work with Dwayne Johnson.

Zachary Levi Insinuates Possibility Of Not Facing Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam

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Shazam! star Zachary Levi was asked about the possibility of Dwayne The Rock Johnson being featured in future Shazam! sequels, and replied: „Oh man, I hope so! I don’t have a crystal ball.“

Levi talked about some of an early draft of Shazam! He revealed that Johnson was supposed to play a supervillain Black Adam, but it didn’t happen then.

Levi explained: „Dwayne [Johnson], many years ago now, was announced that he was going to be Black Adam and they were developing the script of Shazam! with the character of Black Adam in it. But over those years of developing it, they realized there’s not enough time to tell two full origin stories, which is what they would have to do, particularly if it’s The Rock playing the character.“

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Shazam! tells a story of young Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel, becoming an adult-aged hero played by Zachary Levi. This change comes from Batson saying magic word Shazam, which helps him gain the superhuman power of six ancient gods. In 1945, Shazam’s arch-nemesis, known as Black Adam was introduced. Shazam! will be in cinemas on Friday.

Levi said: „In a very wise choice, everyone was like ‘let’s just split them’, and then Black Adam can maybe have a standalone and have his own origin. Which would be cool for a lot of reasons, not least of which that supervillains don’t really get their own standalone. They’re usually fighting the good guys in their movies. So yeah, if we ever get down to it, I would love that. I would love to fight Black Adam. That seems to be the iconic fight.“

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In September 2014, there were some speculations about Dwayne The Rock Johnson playing Black Adam. Although Black Adam is the supervillain, he has been recently portrayed as an anti-hero. In 2017 Johnson’s DC movie was announced to become a standalone movie, and Johnson said that Black Adam is „the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time“. There hasn’t been much talk about it. Since Johnson is very busy, it is most likely that Black Adam won’t happen soon, but until it does, fans are looking forward to seeing Shazam!

Here is what Mark Strong, who plays Dr. Thaddeus Sivana in Shazam!, had to say about the upcoming movie: „It would be a no-brainer to have a character who’s as light and funny as this [joining the Justice League]… can you imagine?“

Shazam! UK release date, cast & trailer

Shazam! is coming into UK cinemas and here you can find all the information about it.

Shazam! is a film that puts together the universe of Wonder Woman, Aquaman and other members of the Justice League.
The film features Zachary Levi and is about a young orphan who gets transformed by an Ancient Wizard into a godlike whose mission is to defend the Earth from villains.

The release date of Shazam!

Shazam! is coming to the cinemas on April 5, 2019. When it comes to releasing date on the European continent, it is April 4, while France is getting it on April 3. The release date in the US is the same as in the UK, April 5.

Plot

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Two years after the aliens’ invasion in Justice League by Steppenwolf, Billy Batson moved into his seventh foster home by Vasquez family, in Fawcett City.

One day, Billy gets transported out of a subway car and appears in a magical realm, where he meets the ancient wizard who gives him godlike powers. Those powers can be used in adult form after he shouts the word ‘Shazam!’

Then Billy, along with his new powers and foster brother Freddy Freeman tries to defeat the sinister Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

Trailer

Many trailers for this film have already been released, the first one on Comic-con, and others that show us a bit about Dr. Sivana.

Cast

Levi is playing the adult superhero Shazam who is a transformed version of a young orphan Billy Batson (Disney star Angel).
He was given powers of the “Champion of Eternity” by a wizard, and those powers include the super strength of Hercules, the wisdom of Solomon, the lightning powers of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, super-speed of Mercury and the stamina of Atlas.
Batson is a replacement of a previous ancient hero, who turned against the Council of Eternity and killed all of them, except for The Wizard of Shazam.

Dr. Sivana is played by comic book villain veteran Strong, and he is obsessed with learning the secrets of magic.

Jack Dylan Grazer plays Freddy Freeman. He is Billy’s best friend and foster brother.

Shazam, or The Wizard who gave Billy his abilities, is played by Djinkn Hounsou.

The Ghost Whisperer star Mary Bromfield plays Batson’s protective foster sister. Also, in the comics, she became the first significant superheroine, Mary Marvel.

Ian Chen, a young Fresh Off the Boat star plays Billy’s bookish foster brother, Eugene.

Billy has a shy and sensitive foster brother, Pedro, that is played by Jovan Armand.

The youngest sibling, Darla is played by Faithe Herman.
An actor famous for The Walking Dead series, Cooper Andrews plays the foster father, Victor Vasquez, while Marta Milans plays their mother.

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Spinn-off with Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson was supposed to play Black Adam, a superhero gifted with godlike powers who turned against the Council of Eternity, but he ended up being changed with Sivana, so Johnson will play this role in a spin-off film.

The producers assure us that Black Adam’s solo film is definitely happening since they are very deep into the script already.