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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Eighty-seven million years ago, it was revealed that Dwayne Johnson would be playing the character Black Adam. This was intriguing at the time because we still have no idea if and when Shazam as a character would be getting introduced in this universe, so it wasn’t even a sure thing that the hero character would even show up. Oh, how things have changed in the years since then. In the time since, Shazam! has gotten fast-tracked, and is now set to hit theaters next month.

But what does this mean for Black Adam? It’s a little too early to tell whether or not Shazam! has been a big hit, but if it is, you have to believe Warner Bros. will be quick to capitalize on its success. But what does this mean for Black Adam, who has still yet to be introduced in the DCEU? Speaking with ComicBook.com, Shazam! producer Peter Safran expressed his belief that the character would come soon.

“Listen, we don’t know but I’ve gotta believe that there’s gonna be a standalone Black Adam movie before there’s ever a movie with Shazam and Black Adam sharing the screen.”

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So, what does this mean? Will he appear in The Suicide Squad or some other movie, or perhaps his own movie? It’s hard to tell at this point, but all the signs would point to a Black Adam standalone, as Warner Bros. has been working hard to focus more on individual stories rather than universe-expanding ones, as reiterated by Safran.

“Yeah I think that is the goal, it is giving heroes their time to shine and not feeling like you have to shoehorn in some universal connection amongst them all. The studio’s been incredibly supportive and DC’s been supportive about saying take the time that you need to introduce these characters in the right way and tell the stories that you really want to tell, and that the audiences really want to see with these characters.”

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SOURCE: ComicBook.com

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.