Earlier this year, Warner Bros. and DC Comics released Shazam!, focusing on young Billy Batson in his journey to become a hero. While Shazam didn’t meet his long-time adversary, Black Adam, during the film, fans wondered when the classic villain would be making his introduction on the big screen. Well, fans will be able to meet Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam soon as his solo film is set to release in 2021.
As seen on Johnson’s Instagram, Black Adam will finally be making his first live-action appearance in his own film on December 22, 2021. Comic book icon Jim Lee and artist BossLogic collaborated together to introduce Johnson as Black Adam in the new poster. You can check out the full post below:
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The Man in Black ⚡️ Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people. It all changed for me, when I was 10yrs old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – SUPERMAN. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority. Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way. Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true. I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM. BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way. Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way. This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together. BLACK ADAM 12.22.21 ⚡️ Huge thank you to my friends, @jimlee and @bosslogic for this first time ever bad ass collaboration.
This is a long time coming as the 47-year-old actor has been attached to the role for almost a decade. So after the long wait, fans will be able to follow Teth-Adam’s journey into becoming Black Adam in 2021. With the film arriving in a little over two years, production is set to start early in 2020.
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Black Adam arrives in theaters on December 22, 2021.
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