Dwayne Johnson called studio to remove Black Adam from "Shazam!”



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Dwayne Johnson called studio to remove Black Adam from "Shazam!”

Speaking in an interview with Vanity Fair, Dwayne Johnson said that "Shazam!" should remove Black Adam citing “It would be a disservice to the character”. In factuality, Dwayne Johnson’s DC project “Black Adam” has been set to open as early as this October, though, the character had been well en-route to make its debut in 2019 at “Shazam!”.

However, Dwayne Johnson had reportedly convinced Warner Bros to change its stratagem and to set off a separate course the film. The original “Shazam!” had been on a developmental phase since 2014 with a storyline that involved both the title character and Black Adam.

While the characters shared a history in the original comic, the duo could have had a success together in one film.

Dwayne Johnson urged studio to rub off Black Adams from “Shazam!”

Nevertheless, citing his disapproval over the concept that the two characters could fit their big screen launch together, Dwayne Johnson said in an interview with Vanity Fair, “When the first draft of the movie came to us, it was a combination of Black Adam and Shazam: Two origin stories in one movie.

Now that was the goal — so it wasn’t a complete surprise. But when I read that, I just knew in my gut, ‘We can’t make this movie like this. We would be doing Black Adam an incredible disservice.’ It would’ve been fine for Shazam having two origin stories converge in one movie, but not good for Black Adam…I made a phone call.

I said, ‘I have to share my thoughts here. It’s very unpopular…’ because everybody thought, ‘Hey, this script is great, let’s go make this movie.’ I said, ‘I really think that you should make ‘Shazam!,’ make that movie on its own in the tone that you want.

And I think we should separate this as well”. Eventually, following repeated calls from Dwayne Johnson, Warner Bros agreed to a standalone “Black Adam” this fall which might have had a fortuitous facet across big screens contemplating Dwayne Johnson's radical improvement in acting over recent days in family-genre films, too, suggested industry analysts.