For as long as the poorly planned and badly executed DCEU has existed, Dwayne Johnson has been trying to bring a movie version of Black Adam to life.
It looks like it is finally happening. The Rock used his Instagram account to confirm that a release date is finally set and he can get to work – December 22nd 2021.
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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.
Johnson also shared some concept art of the title character. Apparently this was created by Jim Lee at DC and digital artist Boss Logic.
After living with this in development for over a decade Johnson was delighted to get this thing moving.
“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.”
Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, Jungle Cruise) will direct.
Production will begin on Black Adam in the new year.