It turns out there's a good reason why Dwayne Johnson, aka one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, isn't going to appear in DC's Shazam! movie.
Speaking to Collider, Black Adam's producer Hiram Garcia said that the film's star won't be appearing in next year's light-hearted flick because he didn't want to compromise either of the heroes.
"So as we were developing an actual Black Adam and Shazam movie," says Garcia, "we were just realizing that both characters are so special that we didn’t want to compromise either of them by cramming them both into the same movie. So that’s why we made the decision to let Shazam have his own standalone movie and kind of launch him properly, and then we’ll do the same for Black Adam. And so that kind of really freed things up. It allowed us to develop the right version of both.”