Although there is no confirmed release date yet, actor Dwayne Johnson (Jungle Cruise) is still physically preparing to play Black Adam, the famous DC Comics antihero. La Roca has once again demonstrated with a recent image on his Instagram profile why they call him that and, with the help of his personal trainer Dave Rienzi, he intends to exceed one hundred kilograms in weight. “Month to month, week to week, day to day”, has written the interpreter. Filming begins in spring 2021.
Aside from Johnson’s surprising and enviable dedication, do you want to know what we know about Black Adam? For starters, the film will be directed by Spanish Jaume Collet-Serra (I Blue Infierno), which will also cast several members of the Justice Society of America (SJA): Noah Centineo (To all the guys the ones I fell in love with) as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge (Hidden Figures) as Hawkman, and gender non-binary actress Quintessa Swindell (Kleptomania) as cyclone, also confirmed by Johnson. But it doesn’t end there because Sarah Shahi (A bullet in the head) will play a university professor and Kahndaq freedom fighter – who could well be Adrianna Tomaz / Isis – and, from what we learned in the DC fandom, also We will see Doctor Destiny.
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The last draft of the length has been written by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani (Informer, The Mauritanian), on whom it will depend to tell the story of this villain corrupted by power who then, decades after his creation in 1940, has become an antihero controversial decisions and dubious morality. The film will take place in the same universe as Shazam! (2019) by David F. Sandberg -which grossed more than $ 365 million at the worldwide box office-, which leaves the door open for a future confrontation between the paladin played by Zachary Levi -who will return in Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023) -, Black Adam’s natural arch enemy, and the “bad and nasty” character of The Rock.
The DC Universe returns to the big screen this Friday, December 18, with the theatrical release of Wonder Woman 1984, with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) behind the scenes. Then it will be the turn of the Suicide Squad (August 6, 2021) by James Gunn, The Batman (March 4, 2022) by Matt Reeves with Robert Pattinson as Bat Man, The Flash (November 4, 2022) by Andy Muschietti with Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, Aquaman 2 (December 16, 2022) by James Wan with Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry and these Shazam! Fury of the Gods (June 2, 2023) with Zachary Levi and Black Adam with Dwayne Johnson.