With Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming superhero flicker Black Adam, after a long delay all set to be released in theatres on 22nd July 2022, the film producer Hiram Garcia teases the fans that the film “will have a very high kill count” despite falling under the category of PG-13.
"Black Adam is edgy, right? That's gonna be a PG-13 movie where it was very much like, say, The Dark Knight, where that pushed the edges of PG-13. I think we do that very much with Black Adam. We have a very high kill count in our movie," Garcia told with a laugh while speaking with CBR during a recent interview when he was discussing the details of his other upcoming film Red Notice, starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reyolds.
Garcia also went on to touch upon the animated superhero comedy DC League of Super-Pets, which also features superstar Johnson along with Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, and Keanu Reeves. "Super-Pets, you're not dealing with that, right? Super Pets is a different tone, where it's just fun," he explained. "There's a lot of wish fulfillment. It's a lot of laughs. Ultimately, it's a really fun ride that gives you a perspective into the superhero world, especially when you're dealing with the Justice League, through the eyes of these pets, that are awesome."
"Ultimately, I think so much of the world can relate to the love, the connection someone has with their pet," he added. "We really are able to tap into that when you consider that Krypto is Superman's best friend, and really, Krypto is the only other person on this planet that is from Krypton, like Superman. So there's a special bond that goes even deeper between the two that we really have fun playing with."
"This will be PG-13, but it’s not because we're being forced to be PG-13, the way we devised the movie, it just wasn't necessary to make it R, and it's something we discussed because we did want to be true to the character.” Garcia previously explained why the filmmaker and production team working on the movie decided to opt for PG-13 ratings for the much anticipated blockbuster rather than going for R-Rating.
“The truth is that we felt we were properly able to represent the edge and power that Black Adam has without needing to go to an R-rating. This movie can thrive in a PG-13 space and that’s great for us because we want to introduce Black Adam to as many people as possible," the Jumanji producer added by explaining how the PG-13 rating for the movie will help it reach more fans and followers.
"No one ever felt like The Dark Knight was too soft. That was probably one of the hardest PG-13s you've ever seen. That's the way we’ve approached our PG-13, and by no means has that rating limited our kill count!... It’s big and fun but edgy with very real stakes. There are lots of people on screen that won’t make it to the end of the movie because let’s be honest, Black Adam is not the kind of character that throws people in prison. That said, I think the audience will have a blast with this,” he continued.
"The stakes are real in terms of life and death situations, and that was important for us. We wanted to make sure we had some edge, so I'm not sure what I would compare it to. I like to say we're our own movie, and I haven't really seen a movie like this that matches what we've done. But I think we're able to deliver on a lot of tonal spots. Whether it's fun or whether it’s scares, I think we have a lot in our film." Garcia concluded.
With Dwayne Johnson in the role of Teth-Adam also known as Black Adam in the Black Adam film, he is joined by other superstars from the cast members such as Noah Centineo in the role of Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge in the role of Hawkman, Sarah Shahi in the role of Adrianna Tomaz, Quintessa Swindell in the role of a Cyclone and Pierce Brosnan in the role of Kent Nelson also known as Doctor Fate.