It seems like ages because it was first introduced that Dwayne Johnson can be taking part in the villainous Black Adam within the long-awaited Shazam! film. For the reason that preliminary announcement, not a lot has occurred and a director hasn’t even formally been introduced on board the venture. That will quickly change, because it seems like one in all The Rock’s frequent collaborators could possibly be within the operating to direct Shazam.
The oldsters over on the fan website Batman-Information just lately found some fascinating Twitter exercise by DC Prolonged Universe head Geoff Johns. Shortly after he and a number of other different of the folks at Warner Bros. had a gathering about Shazam and the remainder of the upcoming DC slate with Dwayne Johnson, Geoff Johns adopted a number of folks on Twitter. These adopted included Hiram Garcia and Beau Flynn, each producing companions with Johnson, however he additionally adopted director Brad Peyton, who has labored with the actor a number of instances previously.
This sort of Twitter exercise could not seem to be a lot, however comparable follows have preceded breaking DCEU associated information previously, so there’s purpose to consider this might imply one thing. Brad Peyton and Dwayne Johnson have an excellent working relationship, as they’ve paired up for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island in addition to San Andreas. The pair are presently engaged on Rampage and there are sequels deliberate for each San Andreas and Journey, so one thing should be working there. Here’s what Dwayne Johnson needed to say in a Fb submit following his latest assembly with the heads of DC.
“Had a really cool and strategic assembly with the heads of DC Comics about their whole universe. As a tough core DC fan, to get an actual sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future films has me fired up. One thing we, as DC followers have all been ready for. Hope, optimism & FUN. I am enthusiastic about our future collectively and you have to be to. Even when speaking concerning the essentially the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time lastly coming to life. Put together yourselves DC Universe. #KneelAtHisFeet #OrGetCrushedByHisBoot #BlackAdam”
There seems to be some motion over on the DCEU aspect of issues. Shortly after the assembly with Dwayne Johnson, it was introduced that David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes have been writing the Inexperienced Lantern Corps. film. It has additionally been teased that there’s a “huge announcement” associated to Shazam coming quickly. May or not it’s that Brad Peyton is being introduced because the director? It actually would not be stunning at this level. Warner Bros. additionally must forged somebody as Shazam, since Dwayne Johnson is taking part in the villain Black Adam, and never the great man for as soon as.
At present, Shazam is about for an April 5, 2019, launch date. Assuming Warner Bros. and the artistic workforce behind the film need to stick with that, they’re most likely going to must get the ball rolling quickly. That could possibly be tough given The Rock‘s insane schedule and slate of upcoming initiatives, however issues may at all times wind up getting shifted round. Outdoors of the Shazam solo film, it was just lately teased by Dwayne Johnson and Henry Cavill that Black Adam and Superman can be going toe-to-toe in some unspecified time in the future, so that might undoubtedly be a solution to introduce Black Adam earlier than he reveals up in Shazam. Both means, it looks as if the ball is lastly rolling in the correct course.