Adam Sztykiel to pen Black Adam movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 November 2017
Adam Sztykiel

Adam Sztykiel

'Due Date' scribe Adam Sztykiel is currently in talks to adapt and pen the script for the upcoming 'Black Adam' movie starring Dwayne Johnson

Adam Sztykiel is in talks to adapt the 'Black Adam' movie.

The 39-year-old scribe - who penned the Robert Downey Jr. comedy 'Due Date' - is currently in negotiations to pen the new DC Extended Universe film based around the villain, Collider reports.

Dwayne Johnson has already been confirmed to play the titular character in the stand-alone movie.

The 44-year-old actor's alter ego is the arch nemesis of DC's Captain Marvel but Black Adam will not appear in the 'Shazam!' film about the superhero as Warner Bros. Studios have decided to create two movies introducing both characters and then bring them together for an epic big screen battle.

Though it is unclear what the plot will involve, the comic book tales in recent years have seen Black Adam on a path to change his course and make amends for his misdeeds.

And Johnson - who has been attached to the character since 2008 before being officially confirmed for the role in 2014 - has teased that the movies will be a lot of "fun".

The former WWE wrestler previously revealed he had been offered both the roles of Black Adam and Billy Batson, who becomes Captain Marvel when he says "Shazam" and gets the powers of six mythological gods, but ultimately opted for the villainous role because he feels the character has more depth.

Black Adam was created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck in 1945 as a one-shot villain for the first issue of Fawcett Comics' 'The Marvel Family' comic book.

However, he soon became a recurring character after DC purchased the Fawcett characters.

On Monday (30.10.17), Zachary Levi revealed he has been cast to play Captain Marvel in the stand-alone 'Shazam!' movie.

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