Dwayne Johnson Teases Black Adam

by Joel Taylor
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We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the latest announcement regarding Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam movie.  Now we have confirmation that the film will be releasing next summer as Dwayne Johnson teases Black Adam.  The film’s new release date is July 29, 2022.

A teaser featuring Johnson as Black Adam, prior to the NCAA Basketball Regional Semifinal game, reveals a thrilling takeover in Times Square, New York.

Dwayne Johnson teases Black Adam with a video that he posted to his personal Instagram account featuring an in-character voiceover about Black Adam’s mission to ensure that he would never be defeated again.

Who is Black Adam?  He is one of the world’s foremost wielders of magic.  Black Adam has been both hero and villain over a life that’s spanned thousands of years.  Centuries before Billy Batson became a magically-empowered hero, the wizard Shazam selected another champion.  Teth-Adam or “Mighty Adam” began as a hero of humanity, but then allowed his power to corrupt his ideals and desires.  Labeled Black Adam, he was exiled by Shazam, but returned in the modern day.  A frequent enemy to Earth’s heroes, Black Adam believes he is the right person to lead humanity and any action he takes is necessary for the greater good.

The titular antihero’s story, which marks the first solo movie for this character, will converge with that of the Justice Society of America, a reveal that was confirmed even further last week when it was revealed that actor Pierce Brosnan had been cast as JSA founding member Dr. Fate, A.K.A. Kent Nelson.

The film is officially two weeks out from filming, as we learned from a previous post via Johnson’s Instagram account that also revealed the first page of the Black Adam script.  It was originally slated for a December 2021 release, but was eventually pushed out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson and Brosnan make up part of a wildly impressive cast already, including Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, as well as Marwan Kenzari in a currently unknown role and Sarah Shahi as “a university professor and freedom fighter leading the resistance in Kahndaq.”  The movie is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who also teamed up with Johnson on the upcoming Disney film Jungle Cruise.

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