Shooting has wrapped on Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson’s long-awaited debut in the DCEU. The film has been in development for over a decade, with Johnson one of the driving forces to make it happen. His enthusiasm was shared, as it so frequently has been, to his millions of fans on social media…
That a wrap on BLACK ADAM⚡️
Hardest undertaking of my entire career physically & mentally.
Worth every second.
Boundless gratitude to my 1,000+ crew members, actors and director, Jaume Collet-Serra.
The hierarchy of power in DC Universe is changing.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 16, 2021
I’m about tired of this “hierarchy of power” stuff Johnson keeps talking about. We get it. You want us to look at Black Adam as being more powerful than Superman.
The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who worked with Johnson on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, opening later this month. This will be the first time we get to see the Justice Society of America on the big screen, as well. Aldis Hodge plays Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate. Also in the cast are Sarah Shahi as Isis and Marwan Kenzari in an unknown role.
Here’s how Deadline describes the plot:
“Thousands of years before Billy Batson became Captain Marvel, the wizard Shazam selected another for the role. Teth-Adam, aka “Mighty Adam,” was a hero at first. But then absolute power corrupted absolutely. He became Black Adam, and was exiled by Shazam.
Now returned to earth and our time, he’s seen the error of his ways, and he’s trying to clear his name.”
Black Adam hits theaters on July 29th 2022.