Despite his busy schedule, Dwayne Johnson is still committed to playing Black Adam sometime in the near future. However, the Hobbs & Shaw star says people shouldn't expect to see the DC comic book character as the good guy right away. Johnson confirmed that Black Adam will be introduced as a villain in his own film.
Johnson is currently promoting the Fast & Furious spin-off movie along with several other projects but he still has every intention to play Black Adam. Interestingly, he told Comicbook.com that the character will get his start as a bad guy.
"Black Adam, how he starts, he starts off as a villain," Johnson said. "Then, he becomes an anti-hero. And then he might become a hero or he might not."
Not surprisingly, Johnson's longtime collaborator and producer Hiram Garcia agrees with the idea.
"Well, you're going to meet a character who's going through a journey," he said. "And I think the idea is, look, we know the root of obviously Black Adam. He was created as a villain. And through the love of the fans and through some great writers and storytellers, he evolved into an antihero. The antihero is a character that we always loved and that we responded to. But we understand that there's been many aspects to Black Adam through him. But ultimately this is a guy who he does have a moral compass as skewed as it may be. And ultimately he is a guy that everything has always been driven by his family and what happens to them. And he is never opposed to unleashing hell when you cross him. So I think when you add in those elements of that DNA, those are things we're very aware of."
We're not sure how Johnson and Garcia are going to pull off Black Adam if the titular character is actually the villain in his own film. Nevertheless, we're looking forward to what happens in the movie.
Black Adam has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.