Last month, Dwayne Johnson revealed that filming on the long-gestating Black Adam is set to get underway in July 2020, and now The Rock has shared a teaser poster for the DC blockbuster from artist Jim Lee, which reveals that the movie will be hitting cinemas on December 22nd 2021.
“Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero,” writes Johnson on Instagram. “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 DC Universe 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 continues. “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.”
Johnson was first linked to the role of Black Adam back in 2014, with the original plan being for the character to feature in the Shazam! movie, before the decision was made to begin with a solo movie before building to a potential crossover with Zachary Levi’s superhero.
Black Adam is set to reunite Johnson with his Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra, and will be the third live-action DC movie to arrive in 2021 after The Batman in June 2021 and The Suicide Squad in August 2021.