There is no genre hotter right now in the entertainment world than that of the comic book. While Marvel continues to take top flight at the box office, the DC Universe has slowly and steadily been climbing back into action. Most recently the ‘Justice League’ film, which is expected to be DC’s highest grossing film, is set for release. Now, fans are looking ahead to a potential ‘Black Adam’ feature film that has Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson attached. While Johnson has been talking up the project for months, nothing definite has been in the works behind-the-scenes until now.
Black Adam is a popular villain/anti-hero in the DC Universe and the attachment of Dwayne Johnson only fueled fan expectation that a project would get made. Johnson is one of the most prolific working actors in the industry today with a film set to release seemingly now until the end of time. While fans were excited, the action seemed to be slow behind the scenes. However, a report by The Tracking Board seems to indicate that a script is in the works. Adam Sztykiel is set to pen the script but that shouldn’t exactly give fans much heart. Sztykiel is most famous for his work on a trio of light-hearted projects like ‘Due Date’, ‘Undateable’ and ‘Made of Honor’.
With Sztykiel attached to the project, it gives us a glimpse into the world that Dwayne Johnson might soon inhabit. With Johnson’s natural charisma and Sztykiel comedy chops it makes sense that DC might be pursuing a ‘Guardians’ or ‘Thor’-esque comedic slant. Dwayne Johnson is one of the most likable actors in all of Hollywood so it doesn’t make sense for DC to chase the traditional ‘dark and gritty’ route that so many of their other films have fallen prey to recently.