With the news that Zachary Levi will take the lead in Shazam it was time for some news on Black Adam. The film has been gestating for a while now with The Rock set to star. The film pre-dates Shazam in terms of production but has been on the back burner to give filmmakers a chance to introduce the Captain Marvel character first.
The Tracking Board is running a story today that Undateable creator Adam Sztykiel is in talks to write the film. At the time of press there were no names in the frame for directing the film.
It is also worth noting that Black Adam is housed at New Line Pictures, an off-shoot of Warner Bros. Studios. The film may well sit outside the Justice League universe of films. It will perhaps find a home in the side universealong with the new Joker film!