Dwayne Johnson’s DC Villain Black Adam to Get His Own Spinoff

Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam to Get

After announcing plans to make a “Shazam” movie with Dwayne Johnson attached to play the antagonist Black Adam, New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment have now decided to expand the property with a second film.

New Line first announced the project in the fall of 2014 with Johnson on board to star and Darren Lemke set to pen the script. After a successful meeting with Johnson, the studio has decided to add a spinoff film to the universe that will focus on Johnson’s character.

The DC comics character Shazam, a.k.a. Captain Marvel, is the alter ego of a boy named Billy Batson. Batson can transform into a superhero by saying the word “Shazam.” Black Adam is Shazam’s arch nemesis — a character that Johnson has been eyeing for quite some time.

New Line has not yet named a writer or director for the spinoff.

Johnson is currently filming Season 3 of the HBO series “Ballers” and plans to shoot the New Line action pic “Rampage” next. His action comedy “Baywatch,” opposite Zac Efron, bows Memorial Day Weekend, and the “Jumanji” sequel, co-starring Kevin Hart, his theaters this December.

He is repped by WME. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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  1. Lee Plang says:

    JOHNSON DEAD FROM STEROIDS!

  2. IT--II--IT says:

    INTEL run Hollywood franchise slum goes from STALE – –to very, very STALE.

    Head for the EX–ITs in this, the 11t HOUR of RED CHINA handover ‘mop up’ …

  3. Timely Comment says:

    Is the BLACK ADAM film coming BEFORE the Shazam film?

    Wonder if Dwayne Johnson’s movie will get a screenwriter and director named first before the yet-to-be-cast/written/directed SHAZAM! one…

  4. Spider says:

    The filmmakers need to concentrate on making this 1st film, “Good, if not, great.”, before announcing the sequel. They are bound to shoot themselves in the foot (again) for jumping the gun.

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