Though it’s technically slated to be one of the last DC Comics movies released, SHAZAM! already has a key part of its puzzle finished in regards to getting its villain. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play Black Adam in the film, and ever since being confirmed for the role, he’s been talking a lot about it, and more importantly, what Black Adam will be like.
Black Adam has been portrayed two different ways in comics and other media. At first he was a pure villain, who wanted nothing more than to get revenge on SHAZAM! and the wizard, but then some depth was added to him, he became more of an anti-hero, and fans reacted very positive to that. In an interview during the San Andreas World premiere, The Rock noted that Black Adam will be going the anti-hero route, and that’s what excites him about the character.
“I can’t wait,” Johnson told HeyUGuys at the San Andreas world premiere. “He’s a unique type of villain. When you start off as a slave, you’re not in a good mood! There’s a heavy wrath that a lot of people have to pay. But when it’s fuelled by a righteous anger if you will, like Black Adam, then you open up to what the character can be which I’m really excited about. That’s why he’s not just a straightforward bad guy.”
You can check out the full interview below: