The state of the DC Comics movie universe absolutely hinges on what’s going to happen in 2022. Not just because of the release of The Batman (which MANY are looking forward to), but also the releases of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Flash, and of course…Black Adam.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been wanting to do this role for years, and now we’re less than a year from Black Adam being in theaters, and everyone is hyped for it. Including Hiram Garcia, who during the premiere of Red Notice talked to Variety (as detailed by ComicBook.Com) about the upcoming film and he’s not only seen it, he’s seen how epic it’s going to be:
“We just saw the director’s cut. I’m so excited,” Garcia explained. “Look, you get into this business and you have dreams of stuff you want to make, but I’ve always wanted to make a superhero [movie]. All of us – me, Dany [Garcia], and DJ have had a dream of doing it. So to finally have our superhero movie and to see the first cut of it and realize that we’ve got something special here? I think the fans are going to love it, and I think with the piece we released at DC FanDome, we also showed everyone the tone we’re playing in, where it’s going to be fun, but Black Adam is a very different kind of antihero than what we’re used to. He’s very different from Shazam!, he’s very different from Superman. If you cross him, a lot of people don’t walk away from that. So that’s fun for us, to have DJ playing a character like that which he typically hasn’t played before. Look, I think you’re going to love it. The movie’s big and it’s a lot of fun. But it’s got a lot of edge to it, and I think the world is ready for that.”
We’ll find out when the film arrives in July next year!