The sequel to Suicide Squad is being fast tracked by Warner Bros. with Gavin O’Connor at the director’s chair. And rumors are rife a major star is set to be introduced into the DC Extended Universe. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wil star as Black Adam in WB’s latest venture. Johnson was originally set to step foot into the character ins Shazam! but with the movie being rewritten, so The Rock will have to make an entrance through another door. The pieces are supposedly set for Black Adam to make hi debut in Suicide Squad 2.

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The Rock’s current two projects he’s working on include Disney’s Jungle Cruise and The Fast and Furious spinoff with Jason Statham. Apart from that he is also woring on HBO’s Ballers Season 5. Despite no cast members decided yet and O’Connor still working on the script, rumors were still rife of SS2 strating filimg by March 2018. That seems quite unrealistic now. Though The Rock’s shoot for Suicide Squad 2 reportedly short, factoring in so many variables means production will most likely begin by fall 2018.

Dwayne Johnson has stated in a May interview that Black adam will have a surprise introduction into the DCEU. Not once but multiple times. The rumors also make way for the possibility of a plotline where the SS is tasked with hunting down a sceret weapon in the form of Black Adam. How the Suicide Squad 2 movie will pave the way for The Rock’s planned standalone Black Adam movie is still up for debate.

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Suicide Squad starring an ensemble cast of Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and the likes was still a critical failure. Given The Rock’s work on the Fast and Furious franchise, folks at WB are depending on his star power to revive the Suicide Squad banner from the box office hell it is in now. If the character is well recieved, A Black Adam movie won’t necessarily be a distant dream anymore.

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Black Adam is a villainous character and the first holder of the power of Shazam. He went rogue when the six original benevolent Gods empowering him were replaced by malevolent ones.He the became a force of evil. The Rock is mostly matched with Hnery Cavill for a much awaited Superhero fight night. Teh Grapevine claims that Jared Leto and Margot Robbie are still unsure of their future in DCEU. The Wrap has given us this piece of rumor to ponder on. An official announcement will hopefully unveil the truth about it’s legitimacy.

The production for Suicide Squad 2 will most likely begin in October 2018.