With the upcoming Black Adam film finally having a director, Dwayne Johnson seems excited about the upcoming film and likens his character’s abilities to that of Superman.
While receiving a generation award at 2019’s MTV Movie & Television Awards and promoting his next film, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Johnson spoke briefly about what he finds so appealing about starring in and producing the planned Black Adam film.
“Black Adam has the same powers as Superman,” declared Johnson in a backstage interview with MTV. “Think about that! That’s why it’s so cool and exciting.”
While some fans might split hairs over whether or not Superman and Black Adam’s powers are exactly the same, the notion that Johnson’s antihero is on the same power level is certainly promising. Johnson has expressed a desire for his Black Adam to go toe-to-toe with Superman in the past, saying that “nothing would make [him] happier”.
Created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck in 1945’s The Marvel Family #1, Black Adam was hinted at in this year’s Shazam! as the first magical champion selected by the titular wizard though never clearly shown on screen.
No release date has been announced for the Black Adam film.