Black adam is one of the most anticipated films of 2022. And while the filmmakers are keeping much of the details under wraps, producer Hiram Garcia teasing the next DC superhero flick will be a lot of fun.
Hiram Garcia teases a fun ‘Black Adam’
Based on the character from DC Comics, Black adam stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular antihero. The film will take place in the same universe as Shazam!, a 2019 film that moved away from DC’s usual grim, brooding style, finding success with its light tone. And as teased by Garcia, Black adam will have a similar feel.
âThe movie is great,â he said in a recent interview with Collider. âIt’s fun – it’s been really great, and I think you’re going to really enjoy it. “
Producer says movie is awesome even without CGI
Black adam is currently in post-production phase. And after watching a director’s cut of the film, Garcia said it was still impressive, even without the added effects and CGI.
âA lot of times when you see that early cut it sets a table where you realize, ‘Okay, now we understand all the work that we have to do,â âGarcia told Collider. âCertainly the film is at a stage where there are no effects. It’s so cool after the shoot.
âBut every time the movie is this entertaining and good in that raw form, it makes us very confident,â he added, praising director Jaume Collet-Serra. âSo excited about where the movie is. Jaume did such a great job.
“Black Adam” could have a sequel
Black adam is set to premiere in July 2022. But Garcia and his fellow filmmakers are already thinking about the rest of the story.
âAs our job, it’s always to be ready to have it when the fans want it,â he said in his conversation with Collider when asked about a sequel. âBut on top of that, it’s the joy of telling these kinds of stories. Obviously when you’re dealing with superheroes and DC characters like this, there’s a little bit of a different path because it’s all connected.
Garcia revealed that the producers were discussing future storylines. But their visions are not limited to Black Adam. The filmmakers are also considering ways to continue to tell stories around some of the other characters introduced in the film.
âSo obviously we’re introducing a lot of new characters here, and a lot of these characters are big fan favorites, so we’re working on some spinoffs that we can do for some of these characters right now,â Garcia said.
“We are fleshing out all of this and we have very big ambitions for it,” he continued. “The priority is always to make sure that we launch this movie correctly, but we’ll always be there when the time comes to jump into those other movies and tell those stories when the fans want.”
Garcia did not specify which characters could have spinoffs. But it could be one of the exciting new superheroes – Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan), and Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) – featured in the film.