Black Adam Using New Tech To Make Dwayne Johnson Fly, Producer Says
You'll Believe a Rock Can Fly.
Black Adam isn't the first name that comes to mind when most people think of the most powerful comic book characters, but he's given Shazam and Superman both a run for their money in the comics, and now Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set to play him in the upcoming Black Adam film. According to a Collider interview with producer Hiram Garcia, some new technology is going to help Johnson look his best.
"There were a lot of aspects to this film that were important to us, from big dramatic storylines that we wanted to explore to make sure we were properly representing an antihero of Black Adam's caliber, to the visual effects and displaying Black Adam's powers in a way that we think the fans will love," Garcia said.
"This is a character with amazing abilities. He has super speed, can fly, and has world breaking strength to name a few. We wanted to make sure moviegoers feel that throughout the entire movie," Garcia continued. "You're not going to see him use super speed just once and then it stops, this is part of his arsenal. It’s common to see abilities fall to the wayside when dealing with characters like that but one of our many goals was to keep continuity there and push the bar in terms of how we do it. For example, the technology we're using to make Black Adam fly has never been done before. It's completely unique. It was critical for us to ensure that it felt special, authentic, and real. Jaume [Collet-Serra, director of Black Adam and Jungle Cruise] took that to heart. Our special effects team are Oscar winners, and we certainly put them to work."
The wide-ranging interview covers a variety of topics, from the film's rating to Dwayne Johnson's position as one of the best-loved actors in Hollywood, and is absolutely worth reading on its own. Black Adam started production in April, and officially wrapped filming earlier this month. Black Adam is scheduled to hit theaters almost exactly one year from now, on July 29, 2022.