Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam Getting Standalone Movie as Shazam Splits In Two!

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Shazam is becoming two separate movies as Black Adam is getting a solo movie!

Last week's meeting between Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Geoff Johns was surely not just about bringing "hope, fun and optimism" into the DC Extended Universe. A new report suggests that Black Adam will now have a standalone movie!

According to THR's Borys Kit, New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment have decided to split Shazam into two separate movies, one of which will be a solo outing for Johnson's character. Having a big star like Johnson in a big-budget movie as just a baddie and a supporting character made "no sense" to the studio executives, and this is why they changed their plans. Perhaps this is what the wrestler-turned-actor's producing partner, Hiram Garcia, was referring to in his tweet following the meeting with Johns. He teased, "Big things are coming. Get ready!"

While the Black Adam movie still has no writer or director, one of Kit's sources has insisted that Earth to Echo scribe Henry Gayden is working on the Shazam script. Recent speculation indicated that San Andreas director Brad Peyton is being eyed for Shazam. But now, it appears that they might be considering him for the Black Adam movie.

Fan-art depicting Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam

Fan-art depicting Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam (Photo Credit – BossLogic)

Since his introduction in DC Comics in the early 1970s, Black Adam has been Billy Batson’s archrival. However, modern comic book writers – including Geoff Johns – have attempted to present him as an antihero. And Johnson, who often shares that he loves his character's backstory, has never used the term "supervillain" to describe him. He recently described him as "the most intriguing super hero". Considering all of this, planning a separate movie for Black Adam makes good sense.

Borys Kit suggested in a recent tweet that while Dwayne Johnson will have his solo movie, he might not show up at all in Shazam. Check it out below!

In a follow-up tweet, the correspondent indicated that there's a possibility that Black Adam will make a cameo appearance in James Wan's Aquaman! Here's the tweet for you!

Are you excited about the decision to split Shazam into two movies, giving Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam a standalone movie? Share via comments!

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