SHAZAM Becomes Two Movies As Dwayne Johnson's BLACK ADAM Gets His Own Solo Outing

SHAZAM Becomes Two Movies As Dwayne Johnson's BLACK ADAM Gets His Own Solo Outing

Some huge changes have been made to Shazam by Warner Bros. today as it has been confirmed that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will star in his own solo movie as Black Adam. Hit the jump for the full scoop...

Dwayne Johnson had a big meeting at DC Entertainment last week and we now know why. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that New Line is developing a solo outing for Black Adam, a movie which will stand apart from Shazam. In fact, they now sound like two totally separate franchises as he's no longer set to appear in the movie at all. Instead, it's thought the two could meet down the line.

Apparently, after meeting with Johnson, it was decided by studio execs that having the wrestler turned Hollywood A-Lister just play a supporting role in Shazam as that movie's villain would be a waste and that he would be better off with his own feature. As of right now, no one is attached to work on Black Adam, though the trade mentions that Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo) is penning the Shazam script.

Here's where things get really interesting, though. Borys Kit notes on Twitter that it's possible we'll meet Black Adam for the first time in Aquaman next year. If that's the case, this movie is probably the priority for the studio and it would make sense for the mythology to be built there before we're introduced to Billy Batson and company. What do you guys think? Share your thoughts on this below.
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