Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ has finally found its director. Johnson will be reteaming with ‘The Commuter’ filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra.
Johnson and Collet-Serra have just finished up working together on Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’. Johnson, Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will produce.
Back in April, To celebrate the success of ‘Shazam’, Dwayne Johnson – who acts as a producer on the film – took to his social media to congratulate the film’s success at the box office. He also announced that ‘Black Adam’ a character he has been attached to for a number of years and Shazam’s arch nemesis will now move into production next year.
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‘Black Adam’ was a corrupted, ancient Egyptian predecessor of Captain Marvel, who fought his way to modern times to challenge the hero and his Marvel Family associates. Since the turn of the 21st century, however, Black Adam has been re-defined by DC Comics writers Jerry Ordway, Geoff Johns, and David S. Goyer as a corrupted antihero attempting to clear his name and reputation.
Black Adam first appeared as a one-time villain for the first issue of Fawcett Comics’ The Marvel Family comic book (December 1945), However, Black Adam was revived as a recurring character after DC Comics first licensed and then acquired the Fawcett characters and began publishing Captain Marvel/Marvel Family stories under the title Shazam! in the 1970s.
Collet-Serra’s previous work includes the 2009 horror ‘Orphan’ which starred Vera Farmiga, ‘The Shallows’ and ‘The Commuter’ with Liam Neeson. His upcoming projects include ‘Jungle Cruise’ for Disney which stars Johnson and Emily Blunt.