Black Adam, the upcoming DCEU movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the title role, has yet another reason to be buzzed about this week. A new rumor claims that NSA Agent Emilia Harcourt will have a minor role in the next superhero film.
Jennifer Holland previously played Emilia Harcourt in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, where she worked under Amanda Waller. Harcourt and her coworkers, such as Steve Agee’s John Economos, turned on “The Wall” and helped The Suicide Squad escape with their lives. She will return to the role in January’s Peacemaker.
James Gunn wrote and directed most of Peacemaker, which spins out of The Suicide Squad and stars John Cena’s character of the same name. Holland, Agee, Cena and more star in this violent, presumably TV-MA rated series which has been described as a superhero workplace comedy.
BLACK ADAM: WILL EMILIA HARCOURT MAKE AN APPEARANCE?
A new rumor from CinemaReviewed.com claims that Jennifer Holland will return to the role of Emilia Harcourt in Black Adam, which is slated to arrive in theaters on July 29, 2022. The size, purpose and importance of her role in the film is unknown at this time. The website claims that the events of Peacemaker lead Harcourt into the world of Black Adam.
This rumor is likely based on information supplied to CinemaReviewed.com by someone who attended or had information on the rumored test screening which recently took place. Considering this, I am inclined to believe this rumor, though I would still encourage readers to take this story with a grain of salt. That being said, if her role is a minor one, it could easily end up on the cutting room floor.
A CROSSOVER WITH THE SUICIDE SQUAD?
If the rumor is true, there are a couple of possible reasons for Harcourt’s role in Black Adam.The most obvious possibility is that the DCEU is building to a crossover with the Suicide Squad. The dark antihero could join Task Force X as a member, perhaps as punishment for crimes committed in his solo movie. Alternatively, a discarded early draft of Suicide Squad 2 featured Teth-Adam as the villain, and that idea could plausibly be recycled for a sequel to the main film, for The Suicide Squad, or even for Peacemaker.
Additionally, the difference in MPAA ratings between the Black Adam and Shazam franchise and the Suicide Squad franchise feels worth pointing out. Shazam, Shazam: Fury Of The Gods and Black Adam are all rated PG-13, though Black Adam will reportedly push the rating to its limits. Many Black Adam fans would prefer the franchise go R-rated, so that the sometimes-villain, sometimes antihero can feature in the darkest and most mature story possible.
By tying Black Adam to the now R-rated Suicide Squad franchise, the door for brutal, bloody Black Adam violence has been opened wide. The relentless brutality of The Suicide Squad brought smiles to the faces of bloodthirsty comic book fans across the globe. By thrusting Black Adam into this gorey corner of the DCEU, the possibility for unprecedented R-rated action increases greatly. Whether or not this is capitalized on remains to be seen, and it all hinges on the veracity of this report.
BLACK ADAM: DC FANS WANT TO SEE R-RATED ACTION
DC fans now live in a world where a battle (or team-up) between John Cena’s antihero and The Rock’s antihero is a very real possibility. If The Suicide Squad and Black Adam really are on a collision course, I for one would like to see Black Adam and Amanda Waller share the silver screen. The dynamic between the two power-hungry DC legends would be delightful and terrifying to watch.
Black Adam stars The Rock, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell and possibly Jennifer Holland. The DCEU film arrives in theaters on July 29, 2022.
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