Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson has revealed that the filming for his upcoming DC film Black Adam kicks off this week. He mentioned he’s “Black Adam ready”.
On Instagram, Johnson, who stars because the titular anti-hero, shared a photograph of himself post-workout. He wrote within the caption, “Black Adam ready⚡️⛓ It’s always the work we quietly put in when no one is watching that changes the game. Grateful for the grind. (and the face of my Warrior Spirit always watching my back 🙏🏾💪🏾) #BlackAdam⚡️ #DCUniverse #ChangeTheGame. Production kicks off this week.”
Johnson’s Black Adam was beforehand supposed to look in Shazam! because the character is usually a supervillain/anti-hero and Shazam’s arch-nemesis, however it was later determined to launch Black Adam in a solo film as an alternative.
Black Adam is a fan-favourite amongst DC Comics followers.
In the New 52 model of DC Comics, there was a boy known as Aman, an inhabitant of the fictional Arab nation known as Kahndaq. He was thrown into slavery at a younger age. He had an uncle known as Adam who helped Aman escape his slavery however obtained injured. Similar to Billy Batson, Aman was transported to the Rock of Eternity and given superpowers. To heal Adam, Aman shared his powers together with his uncle however Adam wished vengeance.
Aman was seemingly killed by Adam, although we’re not proven this for sure. In the Shazam origin story in comics, it’s whereas combating Black Adam that Shazam shares his superpowers with the ‘Shazam family’ whereas Adam is holding them hostage.
Black Adam will mark the live-action debut of Justice Society of America, the precursor of Justice League in DC Comics.
Pierce Brosnan stars as Doctor Fate in Black Adam. Aldis Hodge performs Hawkman, Noah Centineo performs Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell performs Cyclone. The Old Guard actor Marwan Kenzari will play the Big Bad within the film.
James Cusati-Moyer and Bodhi Sabongui star in a yet-undisclosed roles. Black Adam releases on July 29, 2022.