‘Black Adam’ update: The Rock explains why he kept the villain away from ‘Shazam’

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Cast member Dwayne Johnson poses for photographers at the Los Angeles premiere

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Dwayne Johnson at the World Premiere of Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw at the Dolby Theater on Saturday, July 13, 2019 in Hollywood, CA, USA - 13 July 2019 wearing Ralph Lauren

thank you Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Black Adam is getting his own movie. The villain/anti-hero standalone movie is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. As it turns out, Black Adam was originally supposed to go toe-to-toe with Shazam in a movie before The Rock stepped in.

Black Adam is going to be a real treat for DCEU fans. He has all the powers superman, he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty. He is fully embracing the anti-hero role. From the release date to Dwayne’s character to the rest of the cast’s history, HollywoodLife has all the details you need to know right here.

Who is Black Adam?

Black Adam is the “evil” version of Shazam, Zachary LevyCharacter of 2019 Shazam. However, both Black Adam and Shazam originate from comics published in the 1940s.

Black AdamThe Rock in ‘Black Adam’ (Photo: Warner Bros)

The character’s official bio on the DC Comics website reads, “One of the world’s masters of sorcery, Black Adam has been both hero and villain in a life spanning thousands of years. Black Adam was the first champion chosen by the wizard Shazam — not to be confused with the caped superhero Shazam — a “magically empowered To be a hero.

“Teth-Adam, or ‘Mighty Adam,’ began as humanity’s hero, but then allowed his powers to corrupt his ideals and desires,” Black Adam’s bio reads. “Now labeled Black Adam, he was exiled by Shazam but has returned in the modern day. A frequent enemy of Earth’s heroes,

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