Black Adam stars Dwayne “The Rock” John as he play the role of Shazam‘s arch-nemesis. People who grew up reading DC comics knew Black Adam as a Super Villain. In Cartoons, he is also not a good guy, but this spin-off is a prequel before he becomes corrupted by greed for power. DCEU is currently dealing with controversial actors like Ezra Miller and Amber Heard getting canceled, but I won’t worry about this film because “The Rock” has a cleaner reputation and barely had a scandal. His portrayal in the Trailer is heroic, so I wonder if his eventual heel turn will be in this movie.
Deadline reports that actor Dwayne Johnson is looking to remake the film starring the character that introduced him to cinema — The Scorpion King. He and partner Dany Garcia would produce the hypothetical movie through their Seven Bucks Productions company, and they have summoned Jonathan Herman to write a script.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was one of 2017’s best cinema surprises. Turning the 1990s action-adventure into a comedy farce, setting it IN the jungle instead of outside it, turning the board game into a Genesis cart….none of this should have worked, but the thing was hilarious and made a hefty profit from word of mouth alone. A sequel was immediately greenlit, and though it doesn’t shake things up as drastically as its predecessor, it still sports a couple of interesting twists.
The DC Comics Extended Universe has a lot of projects in the oven so to speak, and a lot of them are in uncertain points of production. One of the longest known ones is the Black Adam solo film that is set to star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. His involvement in the film has been known for years, but setbacks and delays have caused the film to be in limbo in some ways. However, according to Johnson, that could be changing.
Fast and the Furious started out as a simple car movie, starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker it won over a lot of people, and became a franchise. One that almost fizzled out before the cast was reunited and the series reinvigorated. By the time that Fast Five came around, it was a full-blown blockbuster that everyone wanted to see. And now, not only is it making millions and billions of dollars, it’s about to get a spinoff featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham. Who are two of the more recent additions to the film franchise.
You’ve noticed the recent rash of revivals of 80’s and 90’s properties originally targeted at kids. The ones who have failed the hardest are the ones that ignore the nostalgic appeal completely and go for broke trying to rope in a new generation of kids (for example, the recent Jem and Power Rangers movies). They wind up failing at that strategy, please no one, and fade away. Unfortunately it looks like we’ll be able to add Jumanji to this list in a few short months.
So, if you managed to sit through the whole, first Doom movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and didn’t decide to watch The Super Mario Brothers movie for better material, you’ll be happy to hear they’re making another one.