Warner Bros is reportedly working on a Black Adam spin-off, specifically Hawkman. The character first appeared in the Dwayne Johnson-led blockbuster film portrayed by Aldis Hodge, the leader of the Justice Society of America.
Black Adam had the entire box office to itself in its first week, but somehow it got stuck in line when Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hit the theaters and dominated the cinema world. This has somewhat put the DC movie in a vague position, whether it will push through with a sequel or become a massive flop. It also did not help that experts predicted it would cost Warner Bros a loss of $100M.
Whether this is the deciding factor or not, box office sale is not the only thing people look into when producing new movies. In fact, Dwayne Johnson’s studio, Seven Bucks Productions, is currently planning on a Hawkman spin-off.
Black Adam Spin-Off Hawkman In The Works
The report from Deadline claimed that Black Adam’s current box office performance and B+ CinemaScore are satisfactory enough to produce new films under the franchise. The movie was not a huge victory, but it has so much potential, and it needs to branch out to explore the entire lore. Black Adam is already set for an upcoming sequel even before this Hawkman spinoff.
Johnson’s Black Adam and Henry Cavill’s Superman scene in the movie’s post-credits already hinted at an upcoming face-off that would determine the course of the DC universe in the future. This is still up for debate due to the installation of new DC heads, James Gunn and Peter Safran. Up until the bosses reveal their plans for the studio, fans could only hold on to that teaser.
However, The Rock’s studio will be handling the Hawkman spin-off, therefore, it is still a question if Gunn and Safran will have any part in it.
On Choosing Hawkman Spin-Off And Expanding The Universe
Hawkman is undoubtedly the first choice for a spin-off because of the character’s position in the narrative. Hodge’s performance in the movie is exemplary, and there is so much to uncover from his point of view.
In his interview with Total Film, Dwayne Johnson said that he wants to “expand the universe” and is keen on bringing more backstory to the characters that people loved in the movie.
“The goal is to really expand the universe, and introduce new characters, and spin-off, and be really strategic about the plan. We have a few ideas of what characters people are really going to respond to in Black Adam, and so we’re already thinking ahead to: ’Let’s start thinking about that movie, and what that movie looks like for them.”
The actor has already hinted at a spin-off months ago and it was just a matter of time, movie reviews, and box-office results before they decided to push through with the decision and lay out the plans. Until then, fans will have to stay tuned for more Black Adam and Hawkman updates.
Black Adam will arrive on HBO Max this December 16.