Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dwayne Johnson confirms he's playing Black Adam...kind of, sort of

Dwayne Johnson unofficially confirms the SHAZAM! movie has been given a green light, and hints that he will be playing Black Adam in this interview:
What struck me was what he said about the secret writer hired for the script. By my great powers of deduction, I can conclude it is not Geoff Johns or David Goyer. Both of them are "company guys", and such intricate negotiating that Johnson speaks of would not be needed. It also points to the fact that this writer must be a fairly well known and big name.

Something that causes me some concern is how Johnson emphasises the movie will be "grounded". I hope they do not Nolanize the World's Mightiest Mortal. In an ironic way, this film should be more "Marvel" like than the current DC movie house style of grim, dark, and reality based. This movie needs to be a contrast, showcasing color, fun, and humor along with the action-adventure and drama and pathos. This movie should be more like Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy than Chris Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. And that brings us to the question, have they signed a director? Will they bring Alex Ross aboard as a producer and creative consultant? (they need to!)  Hopefully the answers will come very soon.

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