Black adam Director Jaume Collet-Serra has compared Dwayne Johnson’s DC antihero to Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry.
Jaume Collet-Serra and Dwayne Johnson recently wrapped up DC production Black adam, the duo’s second film together. The duo most recently worked at Disney’s Jungle cruise, which hits theaters next week. Now that Jungle cruise is on its way to theaters, Collet-Serra can focus all his creative efforts on perfecting post-production on the DC movie. In a recent interview with Variety, Collet-Serra spoke about working with Disney on Jungle cruise, which is an adaptation of the theme park attraction of the same name. Finally, the conversation turned to the following Collet-Serra project: Black adam.
When speaking to the outlet, Jaume Collet-Serra poked fun at the DC movie and discussed how the movie is darker than Jungle cruise. Continuing his discussion of the film’s themes, he compared Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam to Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry, another morally gray character.
“Having done a romantic comedy adventure in which he is very light, I was very drawn to the dark version of Dwayne. Basically turning him into Clint Eastwood in a western. I was like, ‘You’re like Dirty Harry from superheroes,’ I didn’t have to convince people that I was right for this the same way I did for Jungle cruisesme. It’s like the things I’ve done with liam [Neeson], that tough antihero with a heart. The world is not black and white. The world is in gray areas, so you need these people who travel in that gray area. “
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In addition to Dwayne Johnson, the DC movie stars Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate. Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, James Cusati-Moyer, and Bodhi Sabongui are also on board in undisclosed roles.
Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions are producing the film with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. Scott Sheldon of FlynnPictureCo is serving as executive producer.
The DC project is scheduled to hit theaters on July 29, 2022. Stay tuned for the latest news on Black adam and make sure subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.