It was revealed last week that Shazam will be the next DCEU project to enter production, but it seems like the film won’t include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Black Adam. Yahoo recently spoke with DC Films president Geoff Johns, who revealed that Black Adam will not appear in Shazam.
“We haven’t announced any casting yet. But Dwayne isn’t going to be in this movie. He’s still doing Black Adam, but he won’t be in Shazam.”
For many, this will come as a surprising piece of news, but it might be a smart plan from Warner Bros. Black Adam is easily an interesting enough character to headline his own film, and it will be interesting to eventually see Black Adam and Shazam face each other after their individual movies. Saying that however, Black Adam is without a doubt the most famous and beloved villain in Shazam’s gallery, so the question becomes who will the superhero face in his first solo adventure?