Dwayne Johnson has been tied to the role of the villainous Black Adam in the long-awaited “Shazam!” film for years now, and this week there’s been suggestion that one of his frequent collaborators could be in the running to direct the project.
Batman-News has been following the Twitter activity of DC Extended Universe head Geoff Johns who, shortly after he and several other of the people at Warners had a meeting with Johnson about “Shazam,” started following producers Hiram Garcia and Beau Flynn and director Brad Peyton.
Peyton has worked several times with Johnson, most notably on “San Andreas”. Twitter follows like this onw have also revealed some key hires for DCEU projects in the past – such as revealing when Rick Famuyiwa was attached to direct “The Flash” standalone film.
Johnson previously talked about the tone of the “Shazam” film in an Instagram post last week, saying:
“Had a very cool and strategic meeting with the heads of DC Comics about their entire universe. As a hard core DC fan, to get a real sense of the tonal shifts and developments coming in these future movies has me fired up. Something we, as DC fans have all been waiting for. Hope, optimism & FUN. I’m excited about our future together and you should be to. Even when talking about the the most ruthless villain/anti-hero of all time finally coming to life. Prepare yourselves DC Universe. #KneelAtHisFeet #OrGetCrushedByHisBoot #BlackAdam”
Shortly after said meeting, David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes were announced as the writers of “Green Lantern Corps.” while a “big announcement” related to “Shazam” is said to be coming soon. Could it be Peyton’s hiring and a production start date?