It has been known for some time that Dwayne Johnson would be stepping into the boots of Black Adam. When Black Adam enters the DCEU it will be the first time we had seen him appear on screen.
This first appearance was thought to be a long way off. Black Adam will undoubtedly serve as the villain in the Shazam solo film but that is not until 2019. He is Shazam’s main nemesis after all. This being due to the fact that ‘Shazam’ is a role of sorts, there are many Shazams throughout history. Black Adam filled that role at one time before he went insane.
However, he has a bigger part in the DCU in the comics. He even switches sides eventually becoming a dark anti-hero. Johnson was recently interviewed and implied that Black Adam could show up sooner than we think.
“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.” Perhaps he shows up in a post credits scene or as a surprise cameo at the end of a solo movie.
Nevertheless, these are interesting times for fans of the superhero genre. Subscribe to GJC Reviews for more on movies, TV shows and combat sports!