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With Black Adam Now that it’s officially in theaters, the race is on for a laugh at the film’s mixed reviews. That’s as box office numbers soar to DCEU-saving heights – heights Dwayne Johnson is all too familiar with.
What Johnson was unfamiliar with, however, was the unique aspect of his passion project, which would ultimately give him an array of advantages and disadvantages that not many other superhero actors can say they’ve had to come up with. In conversation with Weekly entertainmentJohnson revealed how realizing the nuances of playing a live-action Black Adam took him completely by surprise.
“When I touched down, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was like, wow, before that there’s no reference to Black Adam. I’m the first to bring this character to life. There are no other actors before me. So I step up and within two minutes I look up and see the entire JSA in full costume. It hit me again, wow, this is the first time we’ve seen all these guys on screen.”
On the one hand, patient zero for a live-action depiction of Black Adam means there are no prior expectations or inevitable comparisons in the back of your mind. That’s a luxury not afforded to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man or Robert Pattinson’s Batman.
Of course it also works the other way around. Whoever ends up portraying the next Morbius won’t have an overly difficult plot ahead of them. However, since Johnson is the first person to bring the character to the big screen, figuring out how to interact with this character in this way is akin to a shot in the dark. Don’t forget that Sony was far from happy with what Jared Leto brought to the table.
With an 89 percent viewership on Rotten Tomatoes, it looks like Johnson will hit the mark either way with Black Adam’s debut appearance. Those of you who wish to make your own judgment can do so by catching Black Adam now in cinemas.
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