That is Black Adam. At DC FanDome, Dwayne Johnson unveiled the primary take a look at his DC anti-hero who can be headlining an upcoming eponymous standalone DC film. Johnson’s Black Adam takes just about after what the character appears like within the comics. Johnson additionally revealed the premise of the Black Adam film: it begins 5,000 years in the past in Kahndaq the place he is enslaved, breaks free and is imprisoned. He wakes up 5,000 years later in current day and is set to by no means let something get in his manner. Johnson additionally revealed whom Black Adam can be going up in opposition to — the Justice Society of America, that includes Hawkman, Physician Destiny, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher.
Noah Centineo, star of To All of the Boys I’ve Cherished Earlier than, is enjoying the superhero Atom Smasher on Black Adam, who has beforehand been a minor villain on The Flash season 2. The actors for the opposite Black Adam characters haven’t been solid as but — or not revealed. Black Adam is making his live-action debut with the DC film; he was initially going to be a part of final yr’s Shazam! however these plans had been scuppered in favour of a Black Adam origin story. Black Adam is anticipated to sq. up in opposition to Shazam in a future DC movie universe entry.
Within the comics, Black Adam has by no means been a hero. He began off as a supervillain and remained so till the flip of the century, when he was slowly was a corrupted antihero. He is an archenemy of Shazam in truth, and that is why he has that lightning bolt on his chest, to depict him because the evil mirror. When the Black Adam launch date was introduced, Johnson’s feedback additionally prompt a extra optimistic outlook. And at DC FanDome, Johnson famous that Black Adam can be “a ruthless keeper of justice”, serving as “decide, jury, and executioner”.
It has been an extended highway to display for Black Adam. Johnson famous as a lot at DC FanDome that he is been personally concerned for a decade. The DC movie is within the arms of director Jaume Collet-Serra who has beforehand labored with Johnson on Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Johnson may also function producer on Black Adam alongside Beau Flynn, Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Dany Garcia, and Scott Sheldon. Garcia as soon as stated that Black Adam could have an “edge to him. Like, he is not the boy scout superhero, he is the man that is like, okay, you cross him? ‘Nicely, I rip your head off, after which I transfer on to the following man.’”
Black Adam is slated to launch December 22, 2021 in cinemas worldwide. Filming is anticipated to start in early 2021.