The action star shares news about his ‘unstoppable global force’ coming to Warner Bros.’ DCEU in 2022.
His booming voice unmistakable, action star Dwayne Johnson made it official: Warner Bros.’ Black Adam will be released on July 29, 2022. Making the announcement before the UCLA – Alabama NCAA tournament game yesterday, Johnson proclaimed, “The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change.” He also posted a video sharing his proclamation blasting across Time Square:
Not much is known about the film based on the character that first appeared in the 1940s as an archenemy of Captain Marvel before coming into the DC Comics fold and morphing into a corrupted, rules-breaking anti-hero trying to reform and clear his name. Pierce Brosnan is on board as Dr. Fate, AKA Kent Nelson, a founding member of the Justice Society of America, whose power stems from wearing the Helmet of Fate. He joined Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, other Justice Society members.
In case you missed last August’s teaser trailer, here it is:
Black Adam is directed by Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra, with Rory Haines and Sohrab writing the most recent script. Johson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, along with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo are producing. Scott Sheldon of FlynnPictureCo is executive producing.
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