We already know that Black Adam is getting his own movie that is set to begin filming next year. However, there was a time when Dwayne Johnson was supposed to play the character in a DC Extended Universe flick that has already completed production. A new report confirms that the original plans for The Suicide Squad had Black Adam making his first appearance in the James Gunn movie.
The cover story published in Empire Magazine goes in-depth into The Suicide Squad and at one point, it is confirmed that Black Adam was originally meant to be the main villain in the reboot (via Comicbook.com). However, this idea was ultimately scrapped as plans for a Black Adam film came together.
It would have been interesting to see what kind of storyline The Suicide Squad would have if Black Adam was involved. On the other hand, it seems to work better to simply let the character be introduced in his own standalone rather than introduce him as a villain then changing his whole story arc.
The Suicide Squad will bring back Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney. They will be joined by new cast members John Cena, Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian, Alice Braga, Peter Capaldi, Pete Davidson, Michael Rooker, Nathan Fillion, Flula Borg, Daniela Melchior, Sean Gunn, and many more. The film is currently scheduled for release on August 6, 2021.