Now that the DCEU has finally gotten over their early growing pains, the franchise has found itself in quite the groove, as all of their releases since Wonder Woman — except for Justice League — have been successful. Hell, ever Birds of Prey is supposedly pretty damn great and your boy did NOT see that one coming.
Warner Bros. and the DCEU will hope to keep that hot streak going in the next couple of years as they have a handful of high-profile projects on the horizon such as Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984, The Suicide Squad, The Batman, and the Dwayne Johnson-starring anti-hero flick Black Adam.
Despite being one of the biggest and most famous actors on the face of the planet, The Rock has — somehow — yet to properly get involved with comic book filmmaking, which makes Warner Bros’ casting of him as Black Adam an absolute coup, as The Rock essentially prints billion-dollar movies these days.
With production on Black Adam set to begin this summer ahead of its December 2021 release date, Johnson has officially begun to ramp up the hype machine by posting a photo on Instagram of him looking predictably yolked as he trains for the film, which he claims will “change” the “hierarchy of power” in the DCEU.
This is the first we’ve heard from Johnson about the project since he officially unveiled the first concept art back in November:
“I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM,” Johnson wrote on Instagram.
“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,” Johnson wrote on Instagram.
Black Adam — which is set to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra — will hit theaters in the United States on Friday, December 22, 2021. At this time, Johnson is the only member of the cast that has been confirmed to appear.
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