The rumor that Dwayne Johnson will portray DC Comics villain, Black Adam, have been circulating for more than a decade. Well, now the rumor has been verified as fact! New Line Cinema announced that Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson is scheduled to be on the big screen December 22, 2021.
Black Adam will put Johnson together again with his Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra. Black Adam is set to be a spinoff of Shazam!, Zachary Levi’s superhero film. Johnson postd his excitement about the announcement on his Instagram with a special message to his followers with a little help from DC Co-Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee.
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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.
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