'Undateable' Creator Adam Sztykiel In Talks To Write 'Black Adam' Movie

  • 'Undateable' Creator Adam Sztykiel In Talks To Write 'Black Adam' Movie

'Undateable' Creator Adam Sztykiel In Talks To Write 'Black Adam' Movie

Suicide Squad 2 production is ramping up, and it appears as though Dwayne Johnson will join Will Smith and Margot Robbie in the upcoming sequel. They are reporting that in the new Suicide Squad movie the gang will be tasked with tracking down a weapon of mass destruction- that weapon being Black Adam himself.

There's no word on what happened to the original plans of a Black Adam solo film, but perhaps the studio thought he deserved a different introduction before what I assume would only be a later meet-up against Shazam! in the inevitable sequel.

And look, I'm fully aware it's DC season, so don't go out of your way to mistake my dislike of the first film for "bias" against the next one. The movie is now slated to start production next fall in order to hit an unannounced but likely 2019 release date.

Click the Next button and shout "Shazam" to find out the five ways I think Warner Bros. can make his movie relatable and engaging. Shazam! director David F. Sandberg explained that there had been multiple versions of the script before he came along, but said "this is about Shazam", citing a renewed focus on the hero rather than the villain.

Even though we are used to seeing Johnson play more heroic characters, he explained to Digital Spy that the more complex nature of the Black Adam role had drawn him to it. Now we know just what that may be.

Black Adam first appeared in 1945 as a one-off villain for a comic book called The Marvel Family, published by Fawcett Comics. In more recent years he has been portrayed as a more complex anti-hero than an outright bad guy, who will sometimes use his powers for good as well as evil.