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Black Adam is a fictional DC Comics supervillain and occasional antihero; the archenemy of the superhero, Captain Marvel.

Black Adam was created by Otto Binder and C. C. Beck in 1945 as a one-shot villain for the first issue of Fawcett Comics' The Marvel Family comic book; however, Black Adam was revived as a recurring character after DC Comics first licensed and then acquired the Fawcett characters and began publishing Captain Marvel/Marvel Family stories under the title Shazam! in the 1970s.

As originally depicted, Black Adam was a corrupted, ancient Egyptian predecessor of Captain Marvel, who fought his way to modern times to challenge the hero and his Marvel Family associates.

Since the turn of the 21st century, however, Black Adam has been re-defined by DC Comics writers Jerry Ordway, Geoff Johns, and David S. Goyer as a corrupted antihero attempting to clear his name and reputation.

Featured roles in such comic book series as Justice Society of America (JSA), Villains United, Infinite Crisis, and 52 have elevated the character to an unprecedented level of prominence in the overall universe of DC Comics characters.

In 2009, Black Adam was ranked as IGN's 16th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.

Dwayne Johnson has been cast as Black Adam in the planned feature films Shazam! and Black Adam from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros., which will be set in the DC Extended Universe film franchise.

New Line Cinema began developing a Shazam! live-action feature film in the early 2000s, with Peter Segal (The Longest Yard, 50 First Dates) attached as director and Michael Uslan as producer.

Actor and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson agreed to appear in the film as Black Adam.

The film was shelved and left unproduced in 2009, but Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema resurrected the project after the success of DC's own Man of Steel.

Johnson is still cast as Black Adam, whose depiction will be as the modern anti-hero version of the character.



 
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Producer Talks “Black Adam” Current Status



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Action star Dwayne Johnson is not only one of the most bankable and well-known movie stars on the planet, he’s also pretty forthcoming in regards to his filming schedule – often openly discussing not just his next project but his next few projects.

One of those is the planned film adaptation of the DC Comics character Black Adam which has been long in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures. With that studio’s future DC slate still not settled on beyond 2019 in the wake of the disappointment of “Justice League,” it’s not clear when the film will go into production.

Certainly Johnson is keeping busy with other films, currently shooting Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” and set to star in several other high profile projects immediately after including the next “Jumanji” film. So what’s happened to “Black Adam”? Seven Bucks Productions president of production Hiram Garcia spoke with Collider this week and says the project is still very much alive:

“Black Adam is definitely happening. We’re actually very deep into a script on it right now, which is coming along really well. I’m really excited with the story we’ve crafted… We just got our latest script [from Adam Sztykiel]. We’re doing some revisions on it. We’re extremely excited about it, the studio’s very excited about it. And I’m telling you man, as a comic book fan, when this thing comes out, it is going to be amazing (laughs).”

Garcia also confirmed that this version of Black Adam will not be softened up for audiences, this will be a darker character than you may be used to with Johnson as this guy will be fairly formidable:

“Especially when he’s not a boy scout. Especially when he’s got edge to him. Like, he’s not the boy scout superhero, he’s the guy that’s like, okay, you cross him? Well, I rip your head off, and then I move on to the next guy.”

The comments follow on from some Garcia made yesterday about where the new “Big Trouble in Little China” is currently at in development, and revealed it won’t be a remake of the classic 1986 John Carpenter film but rather a sequel to it.
 

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