Warner Bros.' planned Dwayne Johnson-starring Black Adam film is "definitely happening," according to producer Hiram Garcia - who also says the film now has a completed script.
“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," Garcia told Collider. “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.”
Black Adam was once planned to appear as an antagonist in 2019's Shazam!, but Johnson will debut as the character in a solo film instead.
“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," Garcia explained of the choice to make a Black Adam solo film. "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.”
No projected release date for Black Adam has been announced.