Dwayne Johnson Shares Why Jaume Collet-Serra Was Right for Black Adam

Several DC fans may not have been familiar with Jaume Collet-Serra’s work when he was announced as the director of Black Adam in 2019. Regardless, he seems to be reaching an inflection point in his career. His latest film, Jungle Cruise, is currently earning decent reviews from critics, which bodes well for Black Adam’s success next year. And according to Dwayne Johnson, who stars in both films, moviegoers shouldn’t doubt Collet-Serra’s abilities.

Johnson recently spoke with ComicBook.com alongside his Jungle Cruise co-star, Emily Blunt. Aside from headlining Black Adam, Johnson is also producing the movie through his Seven Bucks Productions banner. So he definitely had some say in who sat in the director’s chair. And when asked why Collet-Serra was the right choice, Johnson explained that his world-building prowess is what sealed the deal.

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​​”What myself and [Black Adam producer] Hiram [Garcia] saw is exactly what Emily saw, which is someone who is a passionate director,” said Johnson. “He comes from an elk [sic] of very talented Spanish filmmakers of this era and time and a generation that’s so respected, and also he builds worlds. He does that incredibly well, as you’ve seen now with Jungle Cruise. And he can take the backdrop and the setting of something that’s massive and enormous, in terms of a world building, and still make it feel these moments feel very, very intimate, which you saw with Emily and I. So you can imagine, then, what he will do with Black Adam. I’ve shared so many pictures with Emily on set of Black Adam and…”

At this point, Blunt chimed in with her own impressions of Black Adam: “It’s so gorgeous to look at. Such a spectacle. It’s like, you will love it. It’s so gorgeous [and] it’s really cool.”

Black Adam hits theaters on July 29, 2022.

Are you looking forward to seeing what Collet-Serra brought to the film? Tell us what you think in the comment section below!

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