Dwayne Johnson Calls ‘Black Adam’ His “Hardest Undertaking” As Filming Wraps

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…

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.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.