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Black Adam producer gives an update on Dwayne Johnson’s DC movie

It’s been almost five years now since Dwayne Johnson first signed on to join the DC Extended Universe in the role of Black Adam, originally as the villain in Shazam!, before plans were switched up and the decision was made to introduce the character via his own solo movie.

Shazam! has of course come and gone, and Warner Bros. is already pressing ahead with fast-tracking a sequel. However, it seems that Black Adam may not be too far away now either, as Johnson’s regular producing Hiram Garcia has confirmed to Collider that the plan is to shoot the movie late in 2020.

“The success of Shazam! was awesome for us and it was important for us to launch that, get that out into the world and begin crafting this universe,” said Garcia. “It’s a big thing for us to create this universe, this DC section of the universe,
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Dwayne Johnson Says His Black Adam Will Be A Modern Day Dirty Harry

Dwayne Johnson has been all over red carpets and promotional events over the past couple weeks, heavily promoting his newest effort, Hobbs & Shaw, a spinoff of the popular Fast & Furious franchise, of which Johnson is a focal character. However, at each event talk turns to what’s next for the former WWE superstar.

In fact, there’s one project in particular that seems to be on everyone’s thoughts: DC’s Black Adam. For his part, Johnson has long been attached to the role of Shazam’s archenemy, but the development has been slow. Whether the fault lies with Warner Bros. and their continually shifting priorities regarding the Dceu or the team behind the production are just taking the time to get things perfect is anyone’s guess.

Even with all the struggles that Black Adam has endured thus far though, there is a light at the end of the tunnel,
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Black Adam Producer Says It’ll Start Filming Before End Of 2020

Are things finally about to get going with DC’s Black Adam movie? Dwayne Johnson has been attached to the role for the longest time, first as the antagonist of Shazam! and then as the star of his own spinoff film, but the project has been laboring in development hell for years. Thankfully, director Jaume Collet-Serra recently signed up to work with The Rock again following their collaboration on Disney’s Jungle Cruise and things seem to be running smoothly at last.

Producer Hiram Garcia has now supplied us with an update on the movie, even offering an estimate as to when it should begin filming. Garcia explained that Black Adam had to happen after Shazam! kicked off this corner of the DC universe, but now that it’s out, the anti-hero’s solo flick is due to go before cameras by the end of 2020.

“The success of Shazam! was
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The Rock's Black Adam Movie Will Finally Shoot Late Next Year

It's been a very long time coming, but the Black Adam movie is finally, if all goes well, going to shoot next year. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been attached to the role for the better part of a decade. Originally, he was supposed to star as the villain in Shazam. However, it was decided a couple of years back that the character should first get his own movie before duking it out with the DC hero. Now, according to producer Hiram Garcia, this project is, at long last, getting off the ground.

Dwayne Johnson is starring in the Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, which arrives in theaters this weekend. Johnson and the movie's creative team have been making the press rounds to promote it. Johnson's longtime producing partner Hiram Garcia was asked during a recent interview about the success of Shazam! this year and what that means for Black Adam.
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Filmarket Hub’s Sitges Pitchbox Opens for Business as Genre Builds

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Filmarket Hub’s Sitges Pitchbox Opens for Business as Genre Builds
Madrid — M.C.ed in 2017 by Guillermo del Toro, and Ron Perlman last year, the Sitges Festival’s Sitges Pitchbox, a genre movie project pitching event organized by the festival and online market Filmarket Hub, has opened for 2019 business, launching a call for applications which runs through Aug. 21.

That matters. Running Oct. 4, The Pitchbox, which, will see directors and producers talk up seven projects, each for seven minutes, offers as prizes invitations to Ventana Sur’s Blood Window, Latin America’s biggest genre film market, South Korea’s Bucheon Intl. Film Festival, and possible selection for Macao’s The Crouching Tigers Project Lab. Elamedia Estudios offers a distribution contract for Spain.

In a bigger picture, Barcelona, the Sitges Festival, and Spain and Latin America, which supplies part of the Pitchbox, are a greenhouse for global genre talent.

It was at Sitges, a Mecca for horror fanboys, that “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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The Rock Unravels Black Adam Character Arc, Will He Stay a Villain?

The Rock Unravels Black Adam Character Arc, Will He Stay a Villain?
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is still on deck to play Black Adam and we have some new details regarding the character's solo movie. Johnsons was initially tapped to play the famed Shazam villain years ago as the big bad in that movie. However, things have changed and now, Johnson is getting his own solo movie before meeting up with Zachary Levi's Shazam at some point down the line. Though, when they do meet, it's not going to be as cut and dry as one of them is the hero and one of them is the villain.

The wrestler-turned-actor has teased previously that they're going to treat Black Adam as more of an anti-hero. During a recent interview on behalf of his new movie Hobbs & Shaw, Dwayne Johnson took it a step further to reveal the character may even go so far as to become a hero. Here's what he had to say about it.
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Great Moments in Horror Actressing

by Jason Adams

Howdy folks and say howdy-do to my brand new series here at Tfe, "Great Moments in Horror Actressing". I'll be smashing together my favorite things (horror movies) with your favorite things (actresses). We'll focus in on great women giving the scary movies that little oomph of something extra. I'm just going to be lasering in on little moments, scenes, flourishes that I find especially special -- the pieces that make the big scary whole all the sweeter. Or sourer, as the case will probably more often be, given the genre. 

First up, Vera Farmiga in Orphan (2009). Jaume Collet-Serra's horror film about an orphan (Isabelle Furhman) just looking for a home, no matter the cost, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this week. It's a truly astounding box of shocks that's managed to retain its ability to jaw-drop a full decade later. But for all its third act
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Akira Live-Action Movie Delayed Indefinitely

Warner Bros. has delayed production on their long-gestating live-action adaptation of Akira indefinitely. This is a movie that just can't seem to catch a break. Filming was seemingly mere weeks away when a round of new problems got in the way of the seemingly plagued project. Not the least of which has to do with director Taika Waititi signing on for Thor 4 over at Marvel Studios. As such, Akira is going to have to wait. And possibly for a while.

According to several new reports, Warner Bros. has put a pin in Akira for now, with script and budgetary concerns being cited as the reason for the delay. Previously, Jaume Collet-Serra had been tapped to direct the adaptation of the popular and highly-regarded manga back in 2012. Similarly, just ahead of filming, the plug was pulled on that version of the movie over budgetary issues. In this current iteration, things began
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‘Akira’ Production Put on Hold by Warner Bros.

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‘Akira’ Production Put on Hold by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. has put its long-in-development “Akira” adaptation on hold indefinitely, sources tell Variety.

Sources indicate that after a brief delay, the studio has pulled the plug on production indefinitely for the classic anime adaptation, which was set to begin later this fall. “Thor: Ragnarok” helmer Taika Waititi was on board to direct, and the studio hopes that “Akira” can get back into production once he’s done filming “Thor 4.” Multiple sources close to Warner Bros. found this week’s announcement of Waititi directing “Thor 4” to be surprising, with one person adding they were caught off guard by Waititi’s decision to focus on the Marvel property as “Akira” was getting closer to production.

Waititi was in the midst of meeting with young Japanese actors for “Akira’s” two lead roles. While the studio originally delayed production to give him time to find the right talent, it now seems there
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Zachary Levi says Shazam and Black Adam face-off will have to wait until Shazam! 3

With Shazam! about to have its home media release and the sequel set for production sometime next year, there’s been talk as to whether we might finally see Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw) starring as the champion’s archnemesis Black Adam, after plans to include him in the first movie were dropped. However, it seems fans won’t get to see Billy Batson and Black Adam squaring off for much longer than originally thought.

Speaking at the Ccxp Cologne convention in Germany, Levi discussed the franchise’s plans for Shazam and Black Adam to meet onscreen. As of now the plan is for Black Adam to be introduced in his own film starring Johnson that would detail how he was chosen by the Wizard and the other members of the Rock of Eternity to be magic’s champion before falling from grace. This would then lead
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Zachary Levi Says Shazam and Black Adam Will Crossover in Shazam! 3

When DC Launched Shazam! we all knew that it would eventually lead to a Shazam and Black Adam crossover film. How could it not!? These two characters need to face off with each other on the big screen! It’s their destiny! Their rivalry is legendary.

Black Adam was originally supposed to be in the first Shazam! movie but then the studio felt that it would be better for Black Adam to get his own solo film first before having the two meet, which I think is the best way to handle it.

So when will we see Shazam and Black Adam face off with each other? According to Zachary Levi it will be in Shazam! 3. While at Germany’s Ccxp Cologne convention, Levi explained:

“I can say that as far as I know, Black Adam is not going to be in the second Shazam!, because the idea is that
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Zachary Levi Teases Big Showdown With Black Adam In Shazam! 3

Dwayne Johnson has been attached to the role of Black Adam for the longest time, but it seems that his solo project as the anti-hero is finally about to go somewhere. Last month, Jungle Cruise’s Jaume Collet-Serra signed up to direct the movie and The Rock has started talking about his role publicly. However, don’t expect a crossover with the Shazam! films just yet, as star Zachary Levi is teasing that this super-powered showdown is something we’ll have to wait for.

While attending Germany’s Ccxp Cologne convention, Levi warned fans not to expect Johnson’s character to appear in Shazam! 2. He explains that the idea is to introduce Black Adam into the Dceu in his own film first and then bring him together with Billy Batson in Shazam! 3.

“I can say that as far as I know, Black Adam is not going to be in the second Shazam!
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Black Adam Producer Says Fans Are Going To Be Really Happy With It

Part of the next wave of the DC Extended Universe, the upcoming Black Adam promises to continue the goodwill of Shazam! At the very least, it’ll finally put Dwayne Johnson in a comic book movie, and we now have an update on the project, which is likely to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, courtesy of producer Hiam Garcia.

Longtime Johnson collaborator Garcia had this to say to CinemaBlend in a recent interview:

“Jaume is a real talent. He is one of my favorite directors I’ve ever worked with. Not only is he talented, he’s an unbelievable collaborator. He’s an amazing visionary. And what we have in store with Black Adam and for the fans, I am so excited inside.”

According to Garcia, we should expect more news soon as well, whereby:

“That deal’s almost closed. He’s ready to go, and I think the fans
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The Flash Movie: It Director Andy Muschietti in Talks to Direct

John Saavedra Jul 2, 2019

The Flash movie could soon have a new director in It's Andy Muschietti.

It's been a long journey for the Dceu's Flash movie starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, and there's just been yet another director turnover, according to THR, which is reporting that Warner Bros. is now in talks with It Chapter One and Two Andy Muschietti to helm the film. If he were to sign on, Muschietti would take over from John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

Muschietti would also be the fourth director known for horror movies hired to direct a Dceu movie, the first being James Wan, who led 2018's Aquaman to a billion-dollar box office, with Shazam!'s David Sandberg (Lights Out) as the second. Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan) was recently tapped to direct the Black Adam movie as well. Let's also not forget that Muschietti had his own $700 million hit
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Lindsey Beer To Write ‘Hello Kitty’ Movie For New Line

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Lindsey Beer To Write ‘Hello Kitty’ Movie For New Line
Exclusive: New Line has set Lindsey Beer to write Hello Kitty, the movie based on the iconic Sanrio pop culture brand. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film will be designed for four quadrant global audience appeal.

The studio and Beau Flynn and his FlynnPictureCo banner made a deal last March to produce a film with Sanrio. It was the first time such a deal got made outside Japan in the brand’s 45-year history. Hello Kitty began in 1974, introduced on a coin purse and it quickly became a global phenomenon, sold in 130 countries on more than 50,000 different branded products each year.

The task of shaping the brand into a narrative falls to Beer, who co-founded the company Known Universe with fellow tent pole scribes Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. The newly formed production company, which will come aboard as executive producer, specializes in major IP and universe building,
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Shazam! sequel will shoot next year, reveals Zachary Levi

Shazam! may not have managed to replicate the runaway financial success of Aquaman, but given its modest budget of $100 million, it proved to be a solid enough hit at the box office with $363 million to warrant a sequel.

It was revealed following the movie’s opening weekend that Shazam! screenwriter Henry Gayden was already on board to script a second instalment for Zachary Levi’s titular hero, and now Levi has revealed to the Associated Press (via CinemaBlend) that he expects filming on the movie to get underway in next year either in late spring or early summer.

The fact that WB and DC are looking to fast track a Shazam! sequel shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, given that its young cast is key to the story and the kid actors are sure to grow up quickly.

Should filming on Shazam! 2 actually get underway next year,
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Avengers: Endgame Director Reveals Who He Wants To See Dwayne Johnson Play In The McU

We’re still waiting for him to actually appear in the Dceu after being attached to Black Adam for years, but it seems that Dwayne Johnson might end up snagging a role in the Marvel universe beforehand. The rumors started when The Rock apparently teased that he was joining the McU in a social media post back in April. It remains to be confirmed, of course, if anything is actually in the works, but if it is really happening, fans want to know which character the studio’s looking at him to play.

Avengers: Endgame co-director Anthony Russo has got a better idea, though: let Johnson play himself. When asked which Marvel superhero The Rock should be in the McU at the MTV Awards, Russo joked: “The superhero that I would most like The Rock to play is The Rock. He is the best version of him.”

Honestly, Johnson could
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Shazam 2 May Shoot Next Summer According to Zachary Levi

Shazam 2 May Shoot Next Summer According to Zachary Levi
Chuck and Shazam! actor Zachary Levi will be performing hosting duties at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards. And in a recent article where he talks about how much pressure he's been under lately performing as the host for the awards show, the actor updated us on Shazam 2. Levi says that the much-anticipated sequel to director David F. Sanberg's Big meets Superman action flick Shazam! has begun scriptwriting and he expects the flick to start shooting in either late spring or early summer next year.

On a related note, New Line planned to introduce Dwayne Johnson as Shazam's arch-nemesis Black Adam in the first film, but then the powers that be behind the scenes felt it would be better to introduce the characters separately. And following the success of Shazam! we recently passed along word that The Shallows, Non-Stop and Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra will be reuniting with Johnson
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Dwayne Johnson to Receive Generation Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be honored with the “Generation” Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV announced Thursday.

Johnson is making his return to the ceremony after hosting it alongside Kevin Hart back in 2016. This year, “Shazam!” star Zachary Levi will host the show that airs on Monday, June 17 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt.

“Johnson is an icon on both film and TV who has become one of the most beloved actors of our generation,” Amy Doyle, general manager, MTV, VH1, Cmt and Logo, said in a statement. “Throughout his career, Johnson has proven to be the ultimate badass – an action star with a flair for comedy, one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and a true family man. He continues to captivate his audience worldwide and we are thrilled to celebrate him with the Generation Award.”

Also Read: Jaume Collet-Serra Eyed to Direct 'Black Adam
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ finally finds a director

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ has finally found its director. Johnson will be reteaming with ‘The Commuter’ filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra.

Johnson and Collet-Serra have just finished up working together on Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’. Johnson, Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will produce.

Back in April, To celebrate the success of ‘Shazam’, Dwayne Johnson – who acts as a producer on the film – took to his social media to congratulate the film’s success at the box office. He also announced that ‘Black Adam’ a character he has been attached to for a number of years and Shazam’s arch nemesis will now move into production next year.

Also in news – Patty Jenkins reveals new poster for ‘Wonder Woman 1984

Black Adam’ was a corrupted, ancient Egyptian predecessor of Captain Marvel, who fought his way to modern times to challenge the hero and his Marvel Family associates. Since the turn of the 21st century,
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