DC Fandome wouldn’t be complete without Dwayne Johnson showing some muscle on social media. The Fast & Furious actor, who is making his DC superhero debut in the New Line movie next year, dropped a teaser for DC Fandome confab tonight with a quick look at his get-up.
“The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change. Black Adam arrives TOMORROW at #DCFandDome. He’s coming to crush them all. #ManInBlack #BLACKADAM,” tweeted Johnson. The movie opens Dec. 22, 2021.
Black Adam, an anti-hero, is a spinoff of Shazam!. Johnson was initially going to play Black Adam in that movie, but that didn’t happen. Jaume Collet-Serra, who worked with Johnson on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, is directing Black Adam. The movie is cleared to shoot in Georgia early next year. However, first Johnson has to finish Netflix’s Red Notice, which stopped production because of COVID-19. Johnson announced earlier this month that Red Notice would resume filming in September in “the safest and most aggressive ‘quarantined bubble'”.
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Johnson first acknowledged his involvement in Black Adam in a late October 2019 post, commenting on the concept model for his superhero protagonist, saying, “This project has been with me for over 10 yrs.”
In a November 2019 Instagram post last year, he announced the release date for Black Adam, saying, “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 10 yrs 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.”
The Black Adam DC Fandome panel is tomorrow, Aug. 22 at 3:10pm PST.
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