After being left off the DCEU release calendar for a few months, Dwayne Johnson's long-awaited Black Adam movie has scored a new July 2022 date.
Black Adam scores a new July 2022 release date. Ever since 2008, Dwayne Johnson has attempted to get a movie made about the DC Comics villain-turned-antihero Black Adam. He was officially cast in the role for the DCEU in 2014, and there was some talk of him making his debut in Shazam. However, that never came to pass. Fans have waited ever since for Johnson to star in a Black Adam solo movie, though the Jaume Collett-Serra-directed project has taken some time to get off the ground. Last year saw Black Adam make significant progress with the addition of various cast members, but the coronavirus pandemic complicated production plans.
Now, though, Black Adam is moving forward once again. Just last week, the film's Justice Society of America lineup was completed with the addition of Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate. He joins Noah Centineo (Atom Smasher), Quintessa Swindell (Cyclone), and Aldis Hodge (Hawkman). Additional cast members for Black Adam include Sarah Shahi and Marwan Kenzari, both in unrevealed roles. Black Adam was pulled off the DCEU release calendar late last year due to the pandemic, but that is no longer the case.
Sunday afternoon, Johnson announced on social media he would be making a special announcement regarding Black Adam. He remained coy about what said announcement was about, but it is now clear: Black Adam has a new release date. The film will now premiere on July 29, 2022. It was previously scheduled for release in December of this year. Johnson confirmed the news with a video showing Black Adam taking over the many screens in Times Square, New York City. Check it out below.
In a recent social media post, Johnson confirmed Black Adam is just a few weeks away from starting production. With that spring-summer filming schedule in place, it makes sense that the film won't debut until next year. July might be a bit later than some expected, but it's a perfect summer date for what could be DC's next breakout movie. July 29 puts Black Adam in between The Batman in March and The Flash in November; it can help break up the lengthy wait between DC flicks.
Additionally, sending Black Adam to next year might be a smart move when it comes to dealing with the pandemic. Though there have been positive signs of improvement for the box office and moviegoing experiences, it feels safer to schedule a major film for 2022. This can hopefully give Black Adam the chance to avoid any kind of streaming release that is now becoming common practice for blockbusters these days. After all this time, Black Adam has set down roots on a new date, and hopefully this one will truly stick.