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Dwayne Johnson Answers: Is Black Adam A Hero?

Matt McGloin
Posted: 02/22/2017 - 12:30

Dwayne Johnson is set to play Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam! movie, and it's also been announced a solo Black Adam movie is in development as well.

At times, Dwayne Johnson has described Black Adam as less of a villain and more of an anti-hero. A fan asked Dwayne Johnson on YouTube for an explanation.

“It’s really our interpretation, and who we deem a hero. Yes, of course, Black Adam in the mythology is a villain, or he can be considered an anti-hero, or to some he’s a hero--to some who have a black heart like me [laughs]. Again, I love the backstory that he started off as a slave, and he was held down, and I think when that kinda backstory about a man who’s held down and he rises up out of that to become greater and then dealing with the conflict of pain of losing his family, it’s dark, but it also adds to the gravity and adds to the weight of the story. So what does it mean for the movie? It means the movie’s gonna be fantastic, and it means that it’s gonna be bad ass. And it means to me, he’s a hero.” 

The Shazam! movie is thought to be released in 2019; no director or other actors are attached as of yet.

Watch more from the Dwayne Johnson Q&A below.