Black Adam - The Movie

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Black Adam - The Movie

Postby BrunoBKMazing » Jan 19th, 2017, 9:51 pm



Hollywood Reporter wrote:New Line and DC Entertainment are doubling down on comic book hero Shazam!

New Line, which has been for over a decade developing a movie on the long-time DC character, will develop concurrently a movie centering on Black Adam, with Dwayne Johnson attached to star as Shazam’s arch-nemesis.

The move stems from last week’s high level meeting with Johnson and DC Films co-head and comics author Geoff Johns, after which Johnson took to social media to promise “hope, optimism & fun.”

But on a deeper level, the meeting led to a reconfiguring of the Shazam! movie. Johnson has been attached to play Black Adam since around 2008. Since that time, the actor has become arguably the biggest male actor on the planet. To execs, it made no sense to have a man of Johnson’s stature be just a villain and a supporting character in an expensive tentpole. Thus a decision was made to spin Black Adam into his own film.

Adam’s screen take involves him being an anti-hero. And it also mirrors recent developments in the DC comics, in stories written by Johns, where Adam, while still a villain, was fighting against enemies who sought to enslave his people.

No writer or filmmaker is attached to Black Adam. Shazam! has a script that is being worked by Henry Gayden, says one source.

One of the oldest comic characters around, Shazam was originally known as Captain Marvel. The stories centered on Billy Batson, a teenager who becomes the superhero when he utters the magic word "Shazam!" The name is an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world as well as their attributes: the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Aries, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury.


I..... Uh... So, what do you guys think? Are you looking forward to Black Adam's movie? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Re: Black Adam - The Movie

Postby MaxSchreck » Jan 19th, 2017, 10:48 pm

Not sure if this is a good idea. Someone like Ra´s al Ghul would probably be a lot more interesting in his own movie than Black Adam. This could just be another Gods of Egypt style Blockbuster.
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Re: Black Adam - The Movie

Postby BrunoBKMazing » Jan 20th, 2017, 12:16 am

MaxSchreck wrote:Not sure if this is a good idea. Someone like Ra´s al Ghul would probably be a lot more interesting in his own movie than Black Adam. This could just be another Gods of Egypt style Blockbuster.

Me neither. I mean, a 2-hour-movie is not enough to introduce a new superhero to the audience, create a relatable villain, and make them clash?!
I've been trying to keep my mind open, and be optimistic about the future of the DC movies. But, this is getting hard. A Black Adam movie? Deadshot movie? WTF is going on?! It's almost like Oprah Winfrey just became president of the DC movies!
If Black "The Rock" Adam wanted the spotlight so much, why didn't he sign on to be Shazam himself?
I really don't know what to expect out of these movies...
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Re: Black Adam - The Movie

Postby BiGbAdBaTz » Jan 20th, 2017, 1:59 am

i don't know much about black adam, but i guess my question is "why"
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Re: Black Adam - The Movie

Postby AW8 » Jan 21st, 2017, 3:04 am

This is great news!

Have you guys read the comic series 52, where Black Adam was a main character? It's awesome! It made me wish for a Black Adam solo movie, and here we are. I never thought they were actually gonna do it.

I hope they take at least some inspiration from 52 - I want to see Isis.

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Re: Black Adam - The Movie

Postby JordanT4021 » Jan 21st, 2017, 9:22 pm

I don't see this as anything more than a cash grab. They'll sell movie tickets on star power alone. They're barely even trying to cover it up. The fact they're releasing it before the Shazam film to. I'd be pretty taken aback if I was supposed to be in the role of Captain Marvel. He probably won't be the star of his own movie.

I don't dislike the character, but there are so many other heroes/villains that deserve a film before a character who's only ever had one miniseries in 2007.
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Re: Black Adam - The Movie

Postby BrunoBKMazing » Jan 21st, 2017, 11:22 pm

AW8 wrote:This is great news!

Have you guys read the comic series 52, where Black Adam was a main character? It's awesome! It made me wish for a Black Adam solo movie, and here we are. I never thought they were actually gonna do it.

I hope they take at least some inspiration from 52 - I want to see Isis.


Last year, I've been thinking about buying "The New 52 Shazam - Vol. 1", but now with these announcements, I feel like I need to get into the Shazam world more than ever.
Is there any antagonist in 52? That's one of my biggest concerns with this Black Adam film.
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Re: Black Adam - The Movie

Postby MaxSchreck » Jan 22nd, 2017, 12:21 am

BrunoBKMazing wrote:
AW8 wrote:This is great news!

Have you guys read the comic series 52, where Black Adam was a main character? It's awesome! It made me wish for a Black Adam solo movie, and here we are. I never thought they were actually gonna do it.

I hope they take at least some inspiration from 52 - I want to see Isis.


Last year, I've been thinking about buying "The New 52 Shazam - Vol. 1", but now with these announcements, I feel like I need to get into the Shazam world more than ever.
Is there any antagonist in 52? That's one of my biggest concerns with this Black Adam film.


I suppose a story based on 52 could work, but I don't remember any villain in Adams plot that would work on Screen. What was it even about again? All I remember is a suicide bomber or something that Renee stopped in Kandaq during his reign there.
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Re: Black Adam - The Movie

Postby Dick » Mar 14th, 2017, 7:34 pm

Seems they're giving everyone a movie lmfao

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