The Rock Gives Promising Update On ‘Black Adam’, Explains Why *This* Is The Superhero For Him

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When it comes to the celebrity Instagram Lives that have sprung up in the wake of our brave new world, there are few that are truly worth tuning into. Sure, RZA and DJ Premier having a virtual battle is certainly worth your ample free time, but outside of that, you’re better off repeatedly bashing your head into the wall then watching an actress explain her quarantine diet.

Not when it comes to The Rock, though, as his recent Cheat Meal Sunday IG Live Sessions have been legitimately enjoyable, as you not only get to hang out with one of the world’s biggest action stars as he puts back some tequila, but you get the added bonus of food porn based on whatever he’s eating (usually peanut butter-slathered french toast).

Because last night was Easter, Johnson pushed his IG Live back to about 10:30 p.m. EST, turning it into a late-night happy hour. I myself had already had a few cocktails so I decided to make myself a White Russian nightcap and hop on IG to kick it with The Rock before callin’ it a night.

Johnson, who was in the middle of shooting Netflix’s Red Notice with Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot when our current global situation began to unfold, was scheduled to begin filming Black Adam, his *first* foray into classic comic book filmmaking, this summer. Given that Johnson has been arguably the world’s biggest action star over the last decade, it’s shocking that it’s taken him this long to hop into the industry’s most popular genre, which got me wondering: why Black Adam and why now?

So, we asked him. And not only did Johnson provide us with a positive update on Black Adam‘s production, but he dished on why this specific project and character means so much to him:

What makes Johnson’s selection of Black Adam so exciting is that the character, perhaps more so than any other character he’s played, is not necessarily are traditional superhero: he is a true anti-hero and his moral compass is unpredictable.

At this time, Black Adam — directed by Jaume Collet-Serra — is set to hit theaters in the United States on December 22, 2021. And I can’t fucking wait.

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Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him

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