The Shazam! movie didn’t show us Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, but a producer for the Black Adam movie has provided a new update on the long-awaited film.
Producer Hiram Garcia finally provided an update while speaking on the red carpet for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
“Jaume is a real talent. He is one of my favorite directors I’ve ever worked with. Not only is he talented, he’s an unbelievable collaborator. He’s an amazing visionary,” Garcia explained to CinemaBlend. “And what we have in store with Black Adam and for the fans, I am so excited inside. Inside, I take pride as being a fan boy. I started as a fan boy before I became a producer, so I hold onto that DNA. His vision for what we want to do with Black Adam is fantastic. So, that deal’s almost closed. He’s ready to go, and I think the fans are going to be really happy.”
Johnson previously spoke out on the source material, revealing why he connected with Black Adam over the hero Shazam!
“I love the idea that is backstory is that he starts off as a slave,” Johnson explained. “I feel like when somebody is oppressed that way but has a bigger ambition and a greater belief than the oppression that’s holding him down – that’s a powerful place to be. [His] family getting killed, coming back from that; There’s a lot of elements about Black Adam that have attracted me for a very, very, very, very, very long time.”
In addition to Hobbs & Shaw, Dwayne Johnson will star in a few other upcoming films such as Jumanji: The Next Level and Jungle Cruise.