Shazam! Tops Box Office as The Rock Teases Showdown With Black Adam

Another entry into the DC Universe, another number one at the box office. The latest DC movie Shazam! follows the likes of Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Aquaman and BvS by making a strong debut at the Box Office. Forbes are reporting that Shazam! has made over $53M during its opening weekend. This combined with the numbers overseas means the movie has already made over $150M at the box office. Given the budget of the movie is only $90M, if this is any indication Shazam! is set to be a major success going for.

While fans were celebrating this early success someone else was quick to share his delight with the movie’s performance. The Rock, originally set to play Shazam!, now Black Adam shared his thoughts on this news. In case you didn’t know The Rock and his movie production company serve as producers for Shazam!

Here’s what The Rock said on his Instagram:

By the end of this video The Rock goes on confirm that the Black Adam movie will be starting production next year. Not only that, but he also hinted at the inventible showdown between Black Adam and Shazam. And possibly with some other DC characters as he claimed “That day of reckoning is coming for EVERYONE”. Could we see Superman and Shazam! vs Black Adam? I hope we do. The Rock, Zachary Levi and Henry Cavill all on the screen at the same time together would be amazing.

Shazam! is currently in theatres, go check it out now!

Check out my review for Shazam!

The Rock Provides Update On Black Adam Movie And Teases Potential Cameos

The busiest man in Hollywood has found time in his already jam-packed schedule to talk about one of his future projects. The Rock in an interview with Filmstarts to promote his film Skyscraper ended up talking about the Black Adam movie which he is set to star in for a while now. Fans have been starved of any type of information surrounding this highly anticipated movie but today The Rock shed some light on when he hopes they can start shooting it along with some potential cameos that could feature in the film.

When questioned on the possibility of the project starting production next year The Rock responded:

“With Black Adam, I don’t think we’re going to start early next year.”

He also went on to say:

“Early next year right now it looks like I’m going to be shooting Jumanji, and then after that, if everything goes well I’ll shoot a movie called Red Notice with Rawson Thurber again, with Gal Gadot, and another actor yet to be named. But Black Adam possibly at the end of next year. It’s coming along great, the script is coming along great we’re very happy with it.”

One piece of information The Rock revealed about the film that should get fans excited is how he hinted at potential cameos from other DC characters in the Black Adam movie:

“Without giving anything away, there MIGHT be maybe a cameo or two of some of the other DC superheroes,”

However The Rock doesn’t want to get our hopes up as he claims Black Adam is a character that can fully stand by himself in his solo movie:

“We’ll see. That’s been the beauty of Black Adam as we’ve been developing it is that we could make a movie that just stood on its own too as well, but that’s also the beauty of those universes coming together at DC.”

Just by reading this interview I think it’s pretty clear that they are planning to include other DC characters in this movie. Straightaway the two characters that jumped into my mind when I saw this headline were Superman and Shazam. As for The Rock himself I’m really happy he’s attached to the project. He’s been a fan of Black Adam for a long time and it shows every time he talks about the project. As he has stated before:

“I love that he starts off as a slave, that he felt like he was wronged. I’ve just loved that backstory. I think that Black Adam has always been, to me, the most intriguing superhero.”

With the popularity of comic book movies today I think this movie will both benefit him and DC. We know what The Rock can do, at times even as a fan it feels like he’s playing the same role again and again. This Black Adam movie will be a great opportunity for him to really display his acting talents in my opinion.

The Rock’s future projects:

Fighting with My Family – 2019

Hobbs & Shaw – 2019

Jumanji Sequel – 2019

Red Notice – (Production 2019/Release: TBA)

Black Adam – Production (potentially 2019 release 2020/21?)

Let me know your thoughts on this news

Who would you like to see show up in the Black Adam movie?