Dwayne Johnson is set to play the role of Black Adam in a new movie that is being developed by Warner Bros. The film is said to be a reboot of the character and has been in development for some time now. Johnson will take on the role of the villain and will reportedly be fighting against Shazam in the new DC movie. The film will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and produced by Dwayne Johnson himself.
The actor took to Twitter to share the news and also posted a first look at his character.
Dwayne Johnson As Black Adam
Intense week of production on BLACK ADAM⚡️— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 9, 2022
Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of playing some great (fun) characters, but none speak to my DNA more than this antihero known as the man in black, Teth Adam.
Rage against the dying of the light. #BlackAdam⚡️
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Johnson has long been rumored to play the role of Black Adam, and he confirmed his involvement last year. The character is a villainous counterpart to Shazam who was originally known as Captain Marvel. The film is still in development, and no other details have been released yet. But with Johnson on board, it’s sure to be one of the most anticipated DC movies yet.
One of the world’s most popular action stars is suiting up to play one of DC Comics’ most popular villains. We are super excited!
Black Adam Gets His Own Movie
The character of Black Adam is known for his superhuman strength, speed, and durability, as well as his proficiency with magic. He also has a deep hatred for Superman, which should make for an interesting dynamic within the DCEU. Dwayne Johnson has been very vocal about his excitement for the role and recently teased fans with a new look in Black Adam in costume.
Black Adam is set for release in 2022 on October 21 and will tell the story of a young boy who is granted superpowers by an ancient wizard and can transform into the adult superhero Shazam simply by saying his name. Black Adam is a long-time adversary of Shazam and is known for his ruthless determination and savage brutality.