The long-awaited Black Adam movie is about to finally become a reality. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been attached to DC’s extended universe and now has signed up to play one of the eponymous hero’s greatest enemies, Black Adam.
The idea started as Johnson appearing in the Shazam! movie which starred Zachary Levi but evolved into a bigger story which called for its own adventure ahead of their potential big screen crossover. Dwayne Johnson was slated for the role of DC’s anti-hero best known for starring in comic book stories opposite Shazam! back in 2014.
Black Adam producer and president of Production at Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production, Hiram Garcia, revealed that they will finally start shooting in April. He also revealed that Black Adam is gearing up to get underway in a location familiar to the team.
While speaking about the film, Garcia said, “We’re getting started soon, you know actually, we begin filming in April, we’ll be in Georgia, home away from home. We’re really excited man, we have everything ramped up, we’re so fired up for this.”
Garcia served as a producer on many of Johnson’s films, including Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and the upcoming Jungle Cruise. Garcia also discussed how passionate he and Johnson were about making Black Adam a reality. “This is very special to us, and you know, not only Black Adam, but JSA, and all these characters we’re introducing to the world and, what we want to do with it, we’re just… Look, we were supposed to have been filming last year. COVID, like it delayed everyone, it kinda got in the way, but we’re happy we’re able to pause, regroup, and now we’re going to be getting going, and by April we’ll be shooting and on track to bring this thing home.”
Garcia couldn’t share too much about the film just yet but his excitement over seeing Johnson in the costume is enough to get any fan fired up. “In just a fitting is awesome,” he said. He continued by saying, “The guy’s a walking superhero right, and if there was ever anyone born to play a character, it’s him. We’ve been developing Black Adam who knows how many… I feel like it’s been close to like a decade at this point we’ve been talking about this and on it and you see him in that and you’re like, ‘That’s him, that’s why we’ve been waiting, that’s why we’ve been working so hard to make this happen.’ This guy is Black Adam and he is going to change the DC Universe buddy. He’s gonna change that thing.”
At last summer’s DC FanDome event, Johnson confirmed that the Justice Society will play a major role in Black Adam. The film will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Alongside Johnson, the filmmakers have also casted Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Quintessa Swindell, Marwan Kenzari and Sarah Shahi.
The film is yet to receive a release date.