Since 2014, Dwayne Johnson has been heavily involved in bringing a Shazam! movie to the big screen. The former professional wrestler, who at this point is “box office steroids” and has was 2016’s richest actor having made more than $64 million last year alone for such films as Central Intelligence, Moana and the TV show Ballers. Johnson has been working with his production team in concert with DC on bringing a Shazam! movie to the big screen and within the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The Rock will play Shazam’s rogue Black Adam in the upcoming film which is expected to be released in 2019. However, there is more good news related to Shazam!
It looks like there will be an additional Shazam! movie for the DCEU. This one will focus on Johnson’s character, Black Adam and he will have his own standalone film. Last week Johnson posted on his Instagram account that he has been working with DC executives to discuss Shazam and Black Adam. It looks like a spin-off movie is the result.
Had a very cool and strategic meeting with the heads of DC about their entire universe. As a hard core DC fan, to get a real sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future movies has me fired up. Something we, as DC fans have all been waiting for for a very long time. Hope, optimism & FUN. Even when talking about the the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time finally coming to life. Prepare yourselves DC Universe. #KneelAtHisFeet #OrGetCrushedByHisBoot #BlackAdam⚡️
This is a no-brainer idea for DC. Given that Johnson is one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood right now, it makes complete sense that he would get his own film, and not just play the bad guy in one film. So far no official directors, script, or any other actor (besides Johnson) announced to be in the film. We’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out.