black adam Producers Hiram Garcia and Beau Flynn discussed how the titular antihero will be used to expand the DC Extended Universe.
In an interview with Screen Rant, the producers expressed their delight in using Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam to explore never-before-seen corners of the DCEU. “The excitement with Black Adam is that we’re using him to expand the DC Universe. I think through him as a breaking point we can now add the JSA and who knows what other characters come in,” Garcia said. . “But when you put a character like Black Adam in the DC Universe; someone who’s that strong, that unpredictable, and that out of control — that requires more people to come in and do their best to deal with him. I think using him as the tip of this spear is a really nice tool for us to start expanding the universe in a fun way.”
The Justice Society of America will make its DCEU debut in black adam and Flynn has already hinted that DC’s next film won’t be the last time viewers see the superhero team, which includes Aldis Hodge’s Hawkman, Noah Centineo’s Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell’s Cyclone and Doctor. Fate by Pierce Brosnan. “[There are] all kinds of opportunities to create these characters, as well as to bring new ones into our [films]”, revealed the producer. “And I think you’re right, it takes a whole village to manage [Black Adam]. The whole DC library is probably what it will take.”
Hodge has already expressed interest in starring in a series of standalone films Hawkman films, stating that “there is so much rich history [in the comics]to explore in particular “His backstory, his curse, his history with Hawkgirl. There’s so much to fill out for a standalone movie – a few standalone movies! I just hope we can explore it.” The actor also confirmed that Viola Davis will be reprising her DCEU role as Amanda Waller in black adamadding that the acclaimed actor will make more than a cameo appearance in the film.
Will Black Adam fight Superman in the DCEU?
Since Warner Bros. and DC announced Black Adam was coming to the DCEU, fans wanted to know if the mighty anti-hero would take on Henry Cavill’s Superman in an action-packed battle. Flynn previously revealed that the “expectations [surrounding a Black Adam/Superman fight] are on our radar, and we want to serve the fans. It’s true, we really do…we listen. We want to give the world what they want, give the fans what they want.” The producer hinted that fans shouldn’t expect to see Johnson’s Black Adam and Cavill’s Man of Steel fight each other in black adamstating that any battle between the two DC titans would happen in a future movie.
black adam follows Teth-Adam/Black Adam as he is freed from his earthly tomb 5000 years after being empowered with the almighty powers of the ancient gods (and imprisoned just as quickly) and ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the world modern. In addition to Johnson, Hodge, Centineo, Swindell, Brosnan and Davis, the film stars Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz, Marwan Kenzari as Sabbac and Bodhi Sabongui as Amon, with James Cusati-Moyer, Mo Amer and Uli Latukefu in roles not disclosed.
black adam opens in theaters on October 21.
Source: Screen Rant