New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment have announced that a spin-off to their planned Shazam! film is currently in development, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s villainous Black Adam set to be the central character.
The movie, which is to be titled ‘Black Adam’, will focus on Johnson’s arch-nemesis to DC’s famous superhero Captain Marvel.
There is currently no news regarding who will be tasked with writing and directing the project, but it is thought that Johnson will produce the movie as well as star in it.
The news comes around a week after its star posted of a positive meeting he’d had with DC:
Had a very cool and strategic meeting with the heads of DC about their entire universe. As a hard core DC fan, to get a real sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future movies has me fired up. Something we, as DC fans have all been waiting for for a very long time. Hope, optimism & FUN. Even when talking about the the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time finally coming to life. Prepare yourselves DC Universe. #KneelAtHisFeet #OrGetCrushedByHisBoot #BlackAdam⚡️