Since the first approach to the film was presented during the first edition of DC FanDome, Dwayne Johnson has been dedicated to promoting the tape of Black Adam ensuring that it will carry out a change in the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe. But although for anyone familiar with the character it is evidently why Black Adam could position himself as one of the most powerful beings in that world, there are still many doubts about the universe that is being talked about.
After all, in the run-up to the release of The Flash movie, there is still confusion regarding the continuity of the most recent DC films and although the Scarlet Speedster movie will probably try to solve that with time travel and the introduction of the Multiverse, for now it is in the hands of executives, directors and actors to clarify how the films that Warner Bros will release over the next few years will be ordered.
In that sense, in a recent interview with the portal Collider, Hiram Garcia, producer of Black Adam and president of Seven Bucks Productions, I point out that this bet starring La Roca at least it would be connected to the Shazam movie.
“I think there are versions of that. We are definitely now focusing on building our world. Obviously Shazam! It exists in the same universe as Black Adam and there are some other crossover elements that you might feel in our movie. However, as for the details of how they all merge, it is still in the works. But I think it’s safe to say that when Black Adam shows up, no matter what universe you are in within the DC multiverse, you will feel it! “
Considering the post-credits scene of Shazam! Obviously, one wonders what will be the relationship of Black Adam with respect to the universe of Man of Steel and in particular to Henry Cavill’s version of Superman. In that sense, from Collider they asked the producer directly about whether one day Johnson and Cavill could fight on screen as their respective characters.
“It’s hard to say, but I know it would be amazing if it ever happened,” Garcia answered. “We certainly know that the fans want it! All I can say is that we are always listening to the fans and doing what we can! “
But for now there is nothing concrete and currently DC’s future plans for Superman mainly contemplate a film project written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and a Val-Zod production produced by Michael B. Jordan.
On the other hand, as for what he will propose Black Adam, Garcia took advantage of stating that the PG-13 category to which the film aspires will not diminish the demonstration of Black Adam’s powers or the number of deaths on screen. All while the abilities of the character of The Rock would be reflected through new effects.
“This is a character with amazing abilities. He has super speed, he can fly and he has world-shattering strength, to name a few (powers), ”Garcia said. “We wanted to make sure that viewers felt that throughout the entire movie. You won’t see him use super speed just once and then stop, this is part of his arsenal. It’s common to see abilities fall by the wayside when it comes to characters like that, but one of our many goals was to keep continuity there and push the bar in terms of how we do it. For example, the technology we are using to make Black Adam fly has never been done before. It is completely unique. It was critical to us to make sure it felt special, authentic and real. (the director) Jaume (Collet-Serra) took it seriously. Our special effects team are Oscar winners, and we certainly put them to work. “
Black Adam plans to premiere in July 2022.