The Rock's Black Adam May Appear In Suicide Squad 2
The wrestler-turned-actor may star as the anti-hero in the DC sequel!
Suicide Squad 2 Might Feature The Rock As Black Adam!
According to The Wrap, Suicide Squad 2 may feature the long-awaited first appearance of the villainous Black Adam played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson! It seems a rumored plot synopsis for the movie has the team going after a weapon of mass destruction: Black Adam himself. Dwayne Johnson said most recently about the character, “We have a really cool surprise for Black Adam that I can’t reveal, in terms of where we will see Black Adam being introduced.” Originally Teth-Adam of Kahndaq, Black Adam first appeared in Marvel Family #1 in 1945 and has gone on to be both a villain and an anti-hero throughout his history. He became a slave and was granted the powers of The Wizard to set him and his people free, but used them to become a tyrant instead. The character has powers comparable to that of Shazam, including flight, strength, agility, lightning manipulation, as well as magic.
The Accountant and Warrior director Gavin O’Connor will serve as writer and director on Suicide Squad 2, which will go before cameras in October of 2018. Most of the stars of the first Suicide Squad are expected to return for the sequel, including Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez, Joel Kinnaman, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith. The 2016 original wound up bringing in more than $745 million at the worldwide box office. Undateable creator Adam Sztykiel is currently writing the Black Adam solo film. Adam was originally part of the Shazam! film before they were separated into two projects. Johnson has been attached to the role in some capacity for nearly ten years and though it now seems to be moving along, the project is still without a director. The current plans for the project are for Black Adam to not appear in the upcoming Shazam! movie at all, though a previous report indicated there could be a teaser for the character as early as next year’s Aquaman. Shazam! will star Zachary Levi as the titular hero and Asher Angel as Billy Batson, with Annabelle: Creation director David F. Sandberg set to step behind the camera. It’s scheduled to start shooting next year for an April 5, 2019 release date.