BLACK ADAM Star Dwayne Johnson And Producer Hiram Garcia Address The Character's "Villain" Status

Fans are concerned that the DC Extended Universe's Black Adam will be portrayed in a heroic manner when he's introduced, but some new details about his anti-hero status have been revealed. Check it out...

It's been in the works for what feels like forever, but Black Adam is indeed happening with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attached to star and Jaume Collet-Serra in the director's chair. With the screenplay still being worked on, we don't really know what to expect from the movie but there are concerns that the villain will be watered down due to such a likeable actor being cast in the lead role. 

In a new interview to promote Hobbs & Shaw, Johnson commented on the character status without giving too much away. "Black Adam, how he starts, he starts off as a villain," the actor mused. "Then, he becomes an anti-hero. And then he might become a hero or he might not." 

Black Adam producer Hiram Garcia also threw around the "anti-hero" moniker, and it sounds like that's how the character will be portrayed on the big screen (which could mean he won't even start off as a bad guy). Just how well that will work obviously remains to be seen. 
"Well, you're going to meet is you're going to meet a character who's going through a journey. And I think the idea is, look, we know the root of obviously Black Adam. He was created as a villain. And through the love of the fans and through some great writers and storytellers, he evolved into an antihero. The antihero is a character that we always loved and that we responded to. But we understand that there's been many aspects to Black Adam through him. But ultimately this is a guy who he does have a moral compass as skewed as it may be. And ultimately he is a guy that everything has always been driven by his family and what happens to them. And he is never opposed to unleashing hell when you cross him. So I think when you add in those elements of that DNA, those are things we're very aware of."

Taking the anti-hero approach to Black Adam could work, of course, but if that is what's in store for the character, common sense says he will probably clash with Shazam down the line over a misunderstanding as opposed to some evil deed! 

As for when the movie will be released, all Garcia would say is that it will come after Red Notice (which is set to be released in 2020).

What are your thoughts on these comments about Black Adam?
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