Black Adam has been a passion project for Dwayne Johnson for over a decade now. The ancient anti-hero/villain of the Shazam lineage represents a whole new take on the superhero movie genre. And, as one of the biggest names in Hollywood today, Johnson looks to bring a massive audience to the DC world with a dark and gritty superhero movie that will punch you in the mouth. Finally, this movie is nearing completion and has a solid release date and new images from behind the scenes give us our best look yet at Johnson as Black Adam.
Total Film shared some images on Twitter in association with their coverage of Black Adam that showcases Johnson in the suit – as well as his close relationship in relation to the project with director Jaume Collet-Serra.
Check out the photos below:
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“There was always something unique, different about Black Adam. He was a villain, an antihero, depending on your interpretation of what a villain is. I loved this idea that his pain and rage comes from loss, and was fueled by oppression. And at some point, he refused to be held down any more. If you wrong him, his family, or his people, then you will die. That is just that simple.”
Johnson goes on to talk about how “the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change” thanks to this film. Black Adam is someone who can stand toe to toe with the likes of Superman and the Justice League. Johnson is hoping that his movie will help revitalize the DC films and make them a powerhouse in the comic book movie genre.
It has been a bumpy road for the DCEU, to say the least, and it may not even really be a thing anymore. But Johnson wants to show the world that these characters are meant to be on the silver screen and can have a major impact on the landscape.
With what little bit we have seen, Black Adam does look like we will be getting one hell of a superhero movie when it finally releases July 29th, 2022 and fans get to see The Rock’s passion project come to life.
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