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Dwayne Johnson confirms that Shazam and Black Adam will get separate movies

04.11.2017

Dwayne Johnson Shazam Black Adam

It's been a handful of years since Dwayne Johnson first signed on to play Black Adam, but progress on the film has been slow to say the least. Johnson's busy schedule is probably to blame, as the actor has more than a few projects on his slate, but it seems that there's finally been some movement on SHAZAM!. Earlier in the year it was rumoured that the project was being split into two separate films, with one focusing on Shazam and the other on Black Adam, and now Johnson has confirmed the rumour while speaking with MTV.

We’ve had great discussions with Geoff Johns over at DC. This is a really fun, cool time for DC right now because they’re world-building. We’re seeing that with Wonder Woman and Aquaman. We have a few surprises down the line. So what we decided to do was to create a scenario where Black Adam has his stand-alone movie, and Captain Marvel, Shazam, has his stand-alone movie. We’re building our world that way, and then we can come together at some point.

We may be close to finding out more about the project as Dwayne Johnson also teased that they "have a surprise for Black Adam coming up." Johnson wouldn't say what it would be, only saying that "it's gonna be f**king awesome." If you'd like a refresher on what Shazam and Black Adam are all about, make sure to check out our Everything You Need to Know feature which focuses on the pair.

I mentioned that Dwayne Johnson's slate was fairly packed, and boy is it ever; THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS is due to hit theaters on April 14th, followed by BATWATCH on May 26, 2017 and JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE on December 20, 2017. Johnson is also due to begin shooting RAMPAGE fairly soon, which is based upon the classic video-game which featured three mutated gigantic monsters laying waste to cities and landmarks. After that he has SKYSCRAPER, SAN ANDREAS 2, DOC SAVAGE and a reboot of John Carpenter's BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA in various stages of development. Meanwhile, I've put off fixing the shed in the backyard for the third year running.

Source: MTV

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10:04PM on 04/12/2017
They're only splitting because Dwayne Johnson is playing Black Adam.
They're only splitting because Dwayne Johnson is playing Black Adam.
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3:54AM on 04/12/2017
A F*CKING REMAKE of Big Trouble in Little China... disgusting.
A F*CKING REMAKE of Big Trouble in Little China... disgusting.
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12:20PM on 04/12/2017
As a big fan of big trouble in little China, I agree with you And wish I could give you two thumbs up.
As a big fan of big trouble in little China, I agree with you And wish I could give you two thumbs up.
12:20PM on 04/12/2017
As a big fan of big trouble in little China, I agree with you And wish I could give you two thumbs up.
As a big fan of big trouble in little China, I agree with you And wish I could give you two thumbs up.
1:10AM on 04/12/2017

Can you smellllllllllllllllllll ....!!!!!!

This smells like a DC version of the Scorpion King. Starts off as a good guy but ... everyone knows what's coming... I hope I'm wrong ...
This smells like a DC version of the Scorpion King. Starts off as a good guy but ... everyone knows what's coming... I hope I'm wrong ...
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9:19PM on 04/11/2017
Easiest way to do them would be do Black Adam first and have a post credit scene of the wizard Shazam deciding he must create a champion to battle Adam.
Easiest way to do them would be do Black Adam first and have a post credit scene of the wizard Shazam deciding he must create a champion to battle Adam.
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12:34AM on 04/12/2017
The movie really does not need to exist period, but if they are going to make it, then yes that would be the best route to go.
The movie really does not need to exist period, but if they are going to make it, then yes that would be the best route to go.
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7:22PM on 04/11/2017
If anyone but the Rock were playing him, no way Black Adam would get his own movie. Oh well
If anyone but the Rock were playing him, no way Black Adam would get his own movie. Oh well
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6:23PM on 04/11/2017
Shazam/Captain Marvel is my all-time favorite DC character, yes even more than Green Lantern, but I still think this is a major mistake. The character absolutely does not need their own movie, and that means that we'll have to settle for Shazam squaring off against somebody else in his own movie.
Shazam/Captain Marvel is my all-time favorite DC character, yes even more than Green Lantern, but I still think this is a major mistake. The character absolutely does not need their own movie, and that means that we'll have to settle for Shazam squaring off against somebody else in his own movie.
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6:19PM on 04/11/2017
Meh. I'm tired of his overexposure at this point; his Black Adam film is probably the DC film that I am looking forward to the least of the upcoming slate.
Meh. I'm tired of his overexposure at this point; his Black Adam film is probably the DC film that I am looking forward to the least of the upcoming slate.
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