Dwayne Johnson has been attached to play Black Adam for years and there seems to some possible movement on the DC Comics film according to a new update from ThatHashtagShow. In their article, they suggest that Black Adam may include DC characters such as Hawkman, Atom Smasher, and Stargirl. They also mention that they’ll be taking cues from Geoff Johns’ work which isn’t terribly shocking since Shazam! was directly inspired Johns’ stuff.
Late last month, scribe Adam Szytkiel, who was brought on by New Line back in 2017 to pen the Johnson vehicle, turned in an updated draft of the script which is sure to please fans of DC Comics. Szytkiel’s script seems to be taking some cues from Geoff Johns’ early 2000’s work with the character and sets up a battle of heavyweights as it pits Hawkman against the protector of Khandaq!
The studio will be looking to cast an actor, 30-39, to take on the role of Carter Hall with an emphasis on landing someone the audience can believe could go toe-to-toe with the Brahma Bull! The script also features Adam’s fellow JSA members Atom Smasher and Stargirl, the two of whom have often been depicted to be in a relationship in the comics. The studio will be searching for talent, 20-29, to play the duo.
They also claim that production could begin as early as March 2020, however, without a director that might be more of a target than set start date. Previous rumblings suggested Black Adam would begin filming this fall and this new information would certainly refute all that. Keep in mind, without a set director in place production targets are studios being hopeful they’ll get cameras rolling by that month.
Warner Bros. has yet to announce an official release date for Black Adam and likely wouldn’t be out until 2021 if filming starts next year.
SOURCE: THAT HASHTAG SHOW