By Bryan Martin
After posting on his Instagram page about a successful meeting with DC Entertainment last week, it seems that Dwayne Johnson is now poised to make an even bigger impact in the DCEU than originally expected. Hollywood Reporter has revealed that New Line and DC Entertainment have decided to develop not only a Shazam film, but also a solo Black Adam film with Johnson as the lead.
Johnson has shown himself to be a hot commodity in Hollywood and has earned a reputation for revitalizing franchises such as The Fast and the Furious. He’s even demonstrated his more humorous side with films like Central Intelligence and this summer’s Baywatch. Though the quality of that movie is still to be seen, there is no doubt that Johnson brings a physicality and charm to his roles that the DCEU is in desperate need of. And with an anti-hero the likes of Black Adam, these qualities are required for success.
The Black Adam film is still in its earliest of stages with no writer or director attached yet, but after his meeting with DC last week, Johnson promised, “Hope, optimism, & FUN”. This announcement delivers on all three of those promises.
What are your thoughts on a Black Adam movie? Do you think The Rock can breathe new life into the DCEU?
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