Black Adam’s release is intended to pave the way for future sequels and spin-offs that will further the DC universe, according to actor Dwayne Johnson.
In addition, the director of the Black Adam movie and even the producer have hinted that there may be future crossovers (perhaps between Black Adam and Shazam!).
Black Adam: The Future of DC Movies
Black Adam tells the tale of Adam, an older anti-hero who has been freed from confinement after nearly 5,000 years into a world he has no awareness of. It was initially intended to be a spin-off to the 2019 DCEU movie Shazam.
Adam is freaked out and angry as he runs amok through the city, finally catching the attention of the Justice Society of America (JSA), who tries to teach him how to be a superhero and get him ready for a more formidable and dangerous foe.
Black Adam was presented as Shazam’s sworn enemy and a significant supervillain or anti-hero in the comics.
Dwayne Johnson About His Character, Black Adam
In a recent interview, actor Dwayne Johnson stated that the upcoming film Black Adam is incredibly well-planned and might pave the way for other films that would broaden the DC world.
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“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 producer of the film Black Adam also discussed how, depending on how the intended audience perceives the film, might lead to the future crossover of several characters.
“I think our ambition has always been that this is all a shared universe, you know?”
“While [Black Adam and Shazam] may not be crossing paths, everything exists in a big umbrella of the DC universe. And we want to be able to build out the universe as big as we can, and, you know, with those ambitions. If everything’s received the way we hope it will be, we have opportunities to potentially see crossovers in certain points.”
WB plans to release Black Adam on October 21, 2022.