Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been attached to star as ‘Black Adam’ since 2014 and now 5 years later, we finally have a release date for the movie! While it is exciting to see that production of the film is finally moving forward, you shouldn’t hold your breath on seeing it any time soon. The release date isn’t slated until December 22nd of 2021! We’re still over two years away from being able to check out what the future has in store for DC Films when it comes to Johnson’s character.
While we still don’t know much about what to expect in the film, Johnson has previously stated that Black Adam will start off as a villain much as he was in the comics prior to becoming the antihero he is known as today.
You can enjoy Johnson’s official announcement from Instagram about ‘Black Adam’ below!
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The Man in Black ⚡️ Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people. It all changed for me, when I was 10yrs old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – SUPERMAN. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority. Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way. Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true. I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM. BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way. Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way. This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together. BLACK ADAM 12.22.21 ⚡️ Huge thank you to my friends, @jimlee and @bosslogic for this first time ever bad ass collaboration.
Due to the complicated relationship between Black Adam and Shazam, there initially were rumors that the character would debut in the 2019 Zachary Levi film. Those were later shut down as not to take away from Shazam’s origin story and give Black Adam the introduction he so richly deserves. Levi later revealed that he believed the plan was for the two to meet in either the third ‘Shazam!’ or second ‘Black Adam’ movie, which I could see being developed as a 2-part story.
Are you excited about ‘Black Adam’? What do you think about the first concept art for Dwayne Johnson’s character? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
‘Black Adam’ will smash into your local theaters on December 22nd, 2021!
Source: Entertainment Weekly