Dwayne Johnson Explains Why Black Adam
Johnson explains to Digit Spy that Black Adam is a character he loves and has been drawn to for the past ten years.
I felt ultimately, and this is with all due respect to Shazam, Billy Batson, it's a mythology that I love, it's been with me for almost 10 years now. What made me choose Black Adam was I just inherently felt Black Adam was more interesting to me, because I felt like there were more layers to Black Adam, starting out as a slave and then ultimately becoming the anti-hero who we enjoy today.
Shazam has a 2019 release, though Dwayne Johnson did recently state the release date might be moved up.
The actor playing Shazam has yet to be cast as well.