Dwayne Johnson to play titular DC supervillian in Black Adam, shoot begins this week

Dwayne Johnson will play titular anti-hero in Black Adam. The actor posted a jaw-dropping photo of himself from the gym and announced that the film’s shoot will begin this week.

UPDATED: April 9, 2021, 11:51 IST

Dwayne Johnson is all set to bring the DC anti-hero, Black Adam, to life in the movie of the same name. The actor took to Instagram to share a photo from the gym where he is seen flaunting his impressive quadriceps. He announced that Black Adam will begin production this week. The film is slated to release in July 2022.


Dwayne Johnson wrote that he is ‘Black Adam ready’ on Instagram and that the movie kicks offshoot this week. Sharing a post-workout photo showing off his muscular quads, he wrote, “Black Adam ready It’s always the work we quietly put in when no one is watching that changes the game. Grateful for the grind. (and the face of my Warrior Spirit always watching my back) #BlackAdam #DCUniverse #ChangeTheGame Production kicks off this week (sic).”


Black Adam is the antagonist of Shazam (formerly Captain Marvel). The character first appeared in DC comics in the 1940s, starting off as a power-hungry villain and then slowly turning into an anti-hero by the 2000s. According to the DC Comics website, “Black Adam is an ancient wielder of magic, both a hero and a villain over his thousands-years-long life. He believes that he is the right person to lead humanity and that he is the solution to the greater good of the world, but has allowed his power to corrupt him over the many years of his life.”The teaser of Black Adam


Apart from Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam, the film stars Sarah Shahi as Isis, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone and Pierce Brosnan as Dr Fate. The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.


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