For a long time, at least since 2007, Dwayne Johnson has promised us that there would be a Black Adam movie, with him starring in the title role.
It’s not exactly clear what the delays were that prevented the film from being released earlier, but it is starting to look like it finally has a solid release date. More on the report below.
Johnson took to Instagram to post the news, and attached artwork from Jim Lee and Boss Logic (seen below).
But while the actor expressed excitement about taking on the role, a majority of the post contains nods to Superman. And even though Johnson typically plays the hero or just general good guy, Black Adam has previously been depicted as a villain. But we’ve been hearing about how the actor will be changing the way we see the character by making the him more of an anti-hero.
It will be interesting to see if Black Adam will just be a one-off kind of film, the same way that Joker was designed to be. But since he is playing a character like Black Adam, there’s the possibility that he will come across Shazam at some point. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen.
For now, we know that Black Adam looks like it’s on the way. Johnson says the film has been set for a December 22, 2021 release.
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The Man in Black âš¡ï¸ Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for whatâ€™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. Iâ€™m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and itâ€™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 doesnâ€™t toe the mark or walk the line. Heâ€™s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, whoâ€™ll always do whatâ€™s right for the people – but he does it his way. Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way. This role is unlike any other Iâ€™ve ever played in my career and Iâ€™m grateful to the bone weâ€™ll all go on this journey together. BLACK ADAM 12.22.21 âš¡ï¸ Huge thank you to my friends, @jimlee and @bosslogic for this first time ever bad ass collaboration.