Dwayne Johnson Announced to Play Anti-Hero ‘Black Adam’

It has been confirmed that Dwayne Johnson will be playing the DC anti-hero character of Black Adam. Along with the announcement was the release of a poster and the release date of December 22, 2021. Not much is currently known about the film’s plot or other castings yet.

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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.

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Announcing on his Instagram account, Johnson said,

“I’m honored to join the iconic DC Universe 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”

Otto Binder and C. C. Beck created the fictional character as an enemy of Shazam and the Marvel family. He is a corrupted anti-hero that was again reintroduced in the 1990s by DC comic book writers as trying to clear his name and reputation. Like Shazam, his powers come from saying the word “Shazam”. By saying that, he gets certain abilities like “the stamina of Shu, the swiftness of Heru (Horus), the strength of Amon, the wisdom of Zehuti (Thoth), the power of Aton, and the courage of Mehen. He does not draw powers from Shazam due to the demoness Blaze making a deal with the Egyptian god Set.”

Black Adam is set to be released to theaters on December 22, 2021.

Sarah

As a Ravenclaw and introverted tattooed cat with purple hair, Sarah enjoys reading, writing, and watching hockey (Go Leafs Go). She is also a big fan of Kurt Sutter, Kevin Smith, Joss Whedon and Tim Burton. You can follow Sarah on Twitter at @WyldeFandom

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