The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change on July 29, 2022. Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson recently took to his Instagram account and announced the release date of his highly anticipated film Black Adam.
The 48-year-old actor posted a video of the film to announce Times Square in New York City. "Disruptive and unstoppable global force of a message from the man in black himself BLACK ADAM is coming July 29, 2022.," he captioned the video. Posted on his social media account, the video featured an animated graphic of the movie on New York landmark's digital screens and the release date appears on one of the screen lights while a voice-over says, “The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change.”
Hours before the announcement, The Rock had shared a brief video about Black Adam's origin story as a part of the DC comics, and will now be a part of the DC cinematic universe as well. Posting the video, he wrote, "Word on the street is that Black Adam, himself is making an announcement today. Let's see what he has in store as the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change. Stay tuned.”
Director Jaume Collet-Serra also directed Johnson in Disney’s Jungle Cruise alongside actor Emily Blunt. Pierce Brosnan was just recently cast for Dr Fate’s character in the film. This would be his first-ever superhero role. Among others joining Johnson on his exciting project, are actors Aldis Hodge, Netflix star Noah Centineo and Quintessa Swindell.
In Black Adam, Johnson will play the role of an anti-hero by the same name. According to reports, the character of Black Adam first appeared in DC Comics in the 1940s. His character is that of a power-corrupt villain, who slowly turns into an anti-hero – as lacks conventional attributes of idealism and morality.
According to reports, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the latest draft of the script. Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions are reportedly producing the film with Beau Flynn. Production on Black Adam is scheduled to kick off in April in Atlanta, Georgia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
(With Inputs from IANS)