After of years of actor Dwayne Johnson being attached to play Shazam’s biggest foe Black Adam, then a standalone being slated for the character now for a few years, the movie is finally officially moving forward as a release date has been announced for December 22nd 2021. Along a release date, we were also given the first look at Johnson as the character, in a badass concept art by Co-Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics Jim Lee.
Shazam! released back in Spring with Zachary Levi as the title character and director David F. Sandberg at the helm, the movie was well received by critics and audience, with a respectable box office of $364 million on a budget of $100 million, making another $31 million on homevideo sales, it was pretty much a given the Black Adam movie would move forward into production.
Director Jaume Collet-Serra who’s best known for movies such as Non-Stop, The Commuter and Johnson’s upcoming film Jungle Cruise, will be at the helm for Black Adam.
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The Man in Black ⚡️ 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 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. 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. BLACK ADAM 12.22.21 ⚡️ Huge thank you to my friends, @jimlee and @bosslogic for this first time ever bad ass collaboration.