‘Joker’ DP Says the Goal with ‘Black Adam’ Is to Continue to “Reshape” What a Comic Book Movie Is

Collider | 12/6/2019 | Adam Chitwood
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It sounds like Warner Bros. and DC’s long-gestating Black Adam movie may be in the mold of the studios’ recent, more bold adaptations as opposed to trying to fit into some pre-defined universe. Dwayne Johnson signed on to play the Black Adam character years ago, initially in a Shazam! movie before it was decided to separate the hero and his nemesis into two separate movies. And because of Johnson’s insanely busy schedule, it’s taken a while for Black Adam to come to the forefront.

But Dwayne Johnson’s superhero movie debut is now a priority, as Black Adam is due to start filming in summer 2020 and has Run All Night and Johnson’s Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra set to take the helm. We also recently learned that cinematographer Lawrence Sher—who beautifully shot the recent R-rated DC movie Joker—is onboard as the movie’s director of photography, and at Collider’s recent For Your Consideration screening of Joker, Sher teased a bit about what fans can expect from Black Adam.

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During a post-screening Q&A, the cinematographer hinted that we may see a DC movie that’s not entirely unlike Joker when Black Adam rolls around, as Sher said they hope to continue to push the boundaries of what a “comic book movie” is while still making a grand piece of entertainment:

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“One of my interests about it is to continue to sort of—and we’ve talked about it with Dwayne and obviously with Jaume and DC—can we continue to sort of reshape...
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