Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson Revealed that he keeps fighting hard for getting Black Adam out from Shazam! movie. The original script contains both Black Adam and Shazam establishing their origin stories in one film. Johnson fought hard for both characters to get their own standalone film for the fans to enjoy.
Dwayne Johnson Requested To WB to Get Out Black Adam From Shazam!
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Johnson told why he held out to ensure Black Adam get his own standalone film. he told “When the first draft of the movie came to us, it was a combination of Black Adam and Shazam: Two origin stories in one movie,” Johnson added, “Now that was the goal — so it wasn’t a complete surprise. But when I read that, I just knew in my gut, ‘We can’t make this movie like this. We would be doing Black Adam an incredible disservice.’ It would’ve been fine for Shazam to have two origin stories converge in one movie, but not good for Black Adam.”
“I said, ‘I have to share my thoughts here. It’s very unpopular’ because everybody thought, ‘Hey, this script is great, let’s go make this movie.’ I said, ‘I really think that you should make ‘Shazam!,’ Make that movie on its own in the tone that you want. And I think we should separate this as well.’” said Johnson.
According to Deadline, Johnson was reportedly furious when WB executives asked him to shoot a cameo as Black Adam for ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’. “When Zachary Levi walked in and attempted to help de-escalate the situation, Dwayne unhinged his large jaw and swallowed him whole.”
Jaume Collet-Serra directed the film from a script written by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani. The film stars Dwayne Johnson as Teth Adam / Black Adam alongside Aldis Hodge as Carter Hall / Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Albert Rothstein / Atom Smasher, Sarah Shahi as Professor Adrianna Tomaz, Marwan Kenzari as Ishmael, Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone, Bodhi Sabongui as Amon, with Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate, and Djimon Hounsou as Shazam. James Cusati-Moyer, Mo Amer, and Uli Latukefu.