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“I think fans are going to recognize that”: Black Adam Director Claims The Rock Really Displays His Acting Chops, Believes Will Prove Haters Wrong Who Think He’s an One Dimensional Actor

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A make or break decision for DC Entertaiment, Black Adam comes in with high expectations, as it s close to release. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, it stars WWE Superstar Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan and Viola Davis.

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Dwayne Johnson as the titular character in Black Adam.

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Along with the Flash, Black Adam remains to b

e the studio biggest bet. Since the unofficial cancelling of the Snyderverse and the halting of many closed to completed films including Batgirl and Scoob 2, WB-Discovery needs this film to succeed.

Dwayne Johnson as the hero of Kahndaq

Soon after becoming box office gold with The Fate of the Furious and Jumanji, Dwayne Johnson was included in the DCEU to become Shazam’s greatest rival. Describing the process of how he got the role to Vanity Fair, he said:

“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…  I just knew in my gut, ‘We can’t make this movie like this. We would be doing Black Adam an incredible disservice.”

 

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Dwayne Johnson choose Black Adam over Shazam after consulting his fans.

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While commenting on the character of Black Adam, he noted how origin story needs to be respectful of the mythology in the comic books. He also highlighted the input of the fans, as he had previously announced to be always listening to them.

Director backs up The Rock

Many have raised concerns on the actor’s ability to led, as he has been accused of playing the same character in every film. Reacting to the chatter on the internet, Jaume Collet-Serra defended Dwayne Johnson’s acting chops, stating:

“I think that Dwayne has really stepped up and delivered an incredible performance. He’s working very hard to make this movie special, and i think fans are going to recognize that”

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Dwayne Johnson has been campaignig to see Henry Cavill’s Superman return.

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With the movie so close to release, the promotional campaign has been ramping up. Dwayne Johnson has made many public apperances to promote the film including suprising fans at a screening of Black Adam.

Black Adam is set to release on October 21 of 2022.

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Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.