The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Marwan Kenzari is in final negotiations to join the cast for the upcoming DC film, Black Adam, at Warner Bros.
Black Adam originated in DC Comics as a corrupted, ancient Egyptian predecessor of Captain Marvel/Shazam, who fought his way to modern times to challenge the hero and the Shazam Family. In recent times in the comics however, Black Adam has evolved into a more complex and conflicted antihero, with his origins tied to the fictional Middle Eastern kingdom of Kahndaq.
The report states that Marwan Kenzari’s (whose recent credits include The Old Guard and Aladdin) potential role is being secret for now.
Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the latest draft of the screenplay, with the previous written by Adam Sztykiel. Jaume Collet-Serra is attached to direct, Dwayne Johnson will be producing alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia under their Seven Bucks Productions banner, as well as Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. Scott Sheldon of FlynnPictureCo will also serve as executive producer. Black Adam is being scheduled to commence production this April.