For years now, rumblings have connected Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to the DC Comics character Black Adam. It seemed as though the superhero-sized actor was unofficially saving his genre debut for a project featuring the character. At first, it looked as though he might bring the hyper-powered antihero to life in Shazam! While the 2019 movie didn’t end up including the character, reports leading up to the film proclaimed that Black Adam would star in a spinoff. So here’s everything we know about the Black Adam movie coming down the pike!
What Is It About?
The film will function as a spin-off and sequel to Shazam! centered on the DC Comics villain/antihero Black Adam. Though the 2019 film set the pieces in play for a Black Adam movie, plot details at present are under wraps.
Who Will Star?
Alongside the Rock, Black Adam will feature the likes of Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, a.k.a. Albert Rothstein; Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate; Aldis Hodge as Hawkman; and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. Additional actors, including Marwan Kenzari, have been cast in yet undisclosed roles.
Who Is Behind the Camera?
Director Jaume Collet-Serra—best known for horror projects like House of Wax and Orphan, as well as Liam Neeson action vehicles—will helm the project. Drafts of the script hail from the likes of Adam Sztykiel (Rampage and Scoob) and The Mauritanian screenwriters Sohrab Noshirvani and Rory Haines.
When Will It Release?
Black Adamwill arrive on July 29, 2022.