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Black Adam (film)

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Black Adam
Produced by
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Hiram Garcia
  • Beau Flynn
Screenplay byAdam Sztykiel
Story byAdam Sztykiel
Based onBlack Adam
by Otto Binder
C. C. Beck
Starring
  • Dwayne Johnson
Production
company
  • DC Films
  • New Line Cinema
  • Seven Bucks Productions
  • Flynn Picture Company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • 2021 (2021) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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Black Adam is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be an installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by, from a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, and a story by. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, and it will be the first live action theatrical film appearance of the title character.

Black Adam is scheduled to be released in the United States by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX 3D in 2021.

Synopsis[edit]

The film will follow Black Adam as he fights for freedom from slavery, to protect his people as an anti-hero in ancient Egypt.

Cast[edit]

  • Dwayne Johnson as Teth-Adam / Black Adam: a supervillain and occasional antihero, archenemy of the superhero Shazam. [1]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Initially set to be introduced in Shazam!, by January 2017 the production studios involved divided the narrative of William "Billy" Batson / Shazam and Black Adam in order to focus on the latter's superhero origin, and downfall into villainy.[2] By October 2017, Adam Sztykiel was hired as the screenwriter.[3] In November 2017, TheWrap reported that the super-villain might be introduced in the Suicide Squad 2 before the solo film.[4] Co-producer Hiram Garcia stated the film will be gritty and violent, similar to the comics.[5]

Casting[edit]

In September 2014, Dwayne Johnson was cast to portray Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe.[6]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late 2019.[7] In April 2018, Johnson said that the script of the film had been completed and it might start filming at the end of 2019, after completing Jumanji 3 and Red Notice.[8]

Release[edit]

Black Adam is scheduled to be released in the United States by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX 3D in 2021.

References[edit]

  1. McMillan, Graeme (January 19, 2017). "The Hidden Depths of Dwayne Johnson's Next Leading Man, Black Adam". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  2. Kit, Borys (January 19, 2017). "Dwayne Johnson's DC Villain Black Adam Getting His Own Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  3. Sneider, Jeff (October 31, 2017). ""Undateable" Creator Adam Sztykiel to Write Dwayne Johnson's "Black Adam" Movie for DC, New Line (Exclusive)". Tracking-board.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  4. Gonzalez, Umberto (November 7, 2017). "'Suicide Squad 2' May Intro The Rock's Black Adam (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  5. Chitwood, Adam (August 28, 2018). "Exclusive: Black Adam Producer Hiram Garcia Gives Update on Dwayne Johnson's DC Film". Collider. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  6. Kroll, Justin (September 3, 2014). "Dwayne Johnson to Play Black Adam in New Line's 'Shazam,' Darren Lemke To Script (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  7. Marc, Christopher (August 1, 2018). "Dwayne Johnson's 'Black Adam' now eyeing production start next fall". thegww.com. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  8. Evry, Max (April 11, 2018). "Dwayne Johnson Says Black Adam Could Film in 2019". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved April 14, 2018.

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