Collider caught up with Hiram Garcia recently, who is the president of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s production company Seven Bucks Productions. Garcia is also a producer on Black Adam, and gave some exciting updates in this new interview.
Right off the bat, Garcia wanted to assure fans that Black Adam is definitely happening. Sometimes we hear about movies that Warner Bros. is working on and then never hear about them again, but this one seems pretty far along.
“Black Adam is definitely happening. We’re actually very deep into a script on it right now, which is coming along really well. I’m really excited with the story we’ve crafted. Look, I’ve always been a huge comic book fan. I’ve always had this dream, I’ve always wanted to—You know, you kind of have like these goals of like, ‘One day I’d love to be able to do this and this,’ and making a superhero movie was definitely always one of my dreams. For the longest time, you know you kind of have this living superhero in Dwayne Johnson, so I was always trying to figure out what’s the perfect character that will kind of fit him and his look and his build and his kind of edge and the attitude he’s got.”
Originally, The Rock was going to appear in Shazam as Black Adam, but Garcia explained why those plans changed.
“So as we were developing an actual Black Adam and Shazam movie, we were just realizing that both characters are so special that we didn’t want to compromise either of them by cramming them both into the same movie. So that’s why we made the decision to let Shazam have his own standalone movie and kind of launch him properly, and then we’ll do the same for Black Adam. And so that kind of really freed things up. It allowed us to develop the right version of both.”
Lastly, Garcia hyped up the script and said that Warner Bros. is very excited about it.
“So where we are now with Black Adam is we just got our latest script [from Adam Sztykiel]. We’re doing some revisions on it. We’re extremely excited about it, the studio’s very excited about it. And I’m telling you man, as a comic book fan, when this thing comes out, it is going to be amazing (laughs). This is the fanboy in me talking to you, it’s going to deliver on the goods of everything you’d want to see Black Adam do, he’s going to be doing in this film.”
For more, you can check out the full interview over at Collider.
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