Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ under fire for lack of diversity in casting, Entertainment News

Dwayne Johnson’s next film, ‘Black Adam’, finds itself mired in controversy over casting shortcomings.

DC Extended Universe’s “Black Adam,” starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular antihero, is being criticized by Marvel director Mohammed Diab for its lack of Egyptian representation.

The Egyptian filmmaker during an interview with The Direct said the DCEU film could have done more to include the culture of his home country, especially when telling the story of this land.

The biggest flaw he finds in Dwayne Johnson film is that after choosing the story of Egypt, the directors dropped it in “a fictional country in the Middle East”. He finds this in bad taste and adds that the directors have just tried to find an excuse with this not to hire Egyptian actors.

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However, he adds that technically the comics also don’t mention Egypt with such clarity, but it was always understood.

The filmmaker said, “I was really annoyed with DC when they placed Black Adam in a fictional Middle Eastern country as an excuse to cast non-Egyptians, when it was obviously supposed to be in Egypt. The portrayal opportunities shouldn’t be wasted… But that’s not a total mistake as it’s based on an iteration of the comic that doesn’t mention Egypt.

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