– by Joseph Jammer Medina

DC’s upcoming film, Black Adam, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has finally found a screenwriter, The Tracking Board reports. The man in question is Adam Sztykiel, the creator of the NBC comedy series Undateable, which ran for three seasons.

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Other projects that bear the writer’s name are Made of Honor, Due Date, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, a few of which were also made for New Line (who is co-producing Black Adam along with Johnson’s own production company). Needless to say, Sztykiel’s name isn’t exactly synonymous with quality, but if there is one thing that’s clear, it’s that he knows how to work in the studio system, for better or worse. With someone like Sztykiel, we can only hope that the bigwigs above him have some great ideas for him to execute.

This news comes the day after it was revealed that Shazam would be played by Chuck’s Zachary Levi, so it looks like DC is slowly getting their ducks in a row for the world after Justice League.

Is this the kind of writer you want to be leading up a film like Black Adam, or do you think they should be going for bigger names with stronger voices? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: The Tracking Board

  • Victor Roa

    ….. so he’s not in Shazam, and he’s not in Man of Steel 2. Is this basically “a promise of a franchise.” We generally hear this “filming of Shazam the Rock is doing so well we signed up a deal to have Black Adam as his own series.” We are not even at that point, we are just inflating instagram posts and speculation over a studio that’s offices with rabid raccoons who are using money as toilet paper. This was OBVIOUSLY ANOTHER PRODUCERS CHOICE and they are playing hot potato until the rights expire or someone else can’t scheduled a single staff meeting. Because at some point maybe 8 years ago a when Geoff Johns was doing Green Lantern he wanted to do 52’s Black Adam as the main baddie, and it’s been floating around since 2011.
    So what was the point of filming Joe Maganiello on the Flying Fox in the Deathstroke costume if he’s not on the credits of Justice League? Like was that their attempt to Ryan Renyolds leaking Blur’s animation of Deadpool? I ask this because what’s wrong with them? CW gets it right, everyone else would have said no to King Shark but they did it and it was glorious. And they have to wright a draft for a producer to say yes to the Rock as Black Adam and then wait 3 years. The Rock is 45 years old, have you seen how much Chris Hemsworth aged since Thor 1?

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.