While DC FanDome hasn’t officially kicked off yet, Dwayne Johnson is all ready for the battle. The actor has released in the first image from his upcoming film “Black Adam” and fans can’t contain themselves. The former WWE superstar is now touted to be one of the biggest movie stars on the planet as he plays the lead of several different franchises.
Dwyane Johnson is attached to play Black Adam for almost a decade, and join the DC Universe. For the last few years, Black Adam has been in development and the original plan was to introduce him as the villain in Shazam!
Dwayne Johnson on Friday posted the image on Instagram ahead of the FanDome panel. He captioned the image “The hierarchy of power in the DC UNIVERSE is about to change. Black Adam arrives tomorrow at #DCFanDome. Personally, I salute my Warner Warner Bros and DC partners for creating this historic opportunity for fans to absorb our entire DC universe while we all continue to manage the challenges of COVID. Well done. The man in black is coming to crush them all.”
Check out the new look:
The actor first announced his involvement last year in November on Instagram with concept art of the character. He had also shared an emotional post describing what the role meant to him.
He said, “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”.
Jaume Collet-Serra will be directing the film. Previously, he directed Dwayne Johnson on “Jungle Cruise.” The film is expected to be released on Dec. 22, 2021. The film’s production was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.