Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson confirms release date for new DC adventure Black Adam
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has confirmed the release date for Black Adam, his debut in the DC Universe.
Black Adam is the dark twin of Shazam and traditionally appears as a villain in the Shazam comic books.
Johnson was first confirmed in the role in 2007. He was initially due to play the villain in a Shazam movie, but, after his unprecedented global success over the last decade, he has now been given his own film. It will be in cinemas on December 22nd in 2021.
It is also expected that Johnson will be a key part of the sequel to Shazam.
Jaume Collet-Serra, director of The Commuter and Non-Stop, will take charge. He has just directed Johnson in forthcoming Disney adventure Jungle Cruise.
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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.
The next DC universe instalment will be in March with the release of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).