During the final week of production for Warner Bros. Pictures’ Black Adam, lead star Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to share a brand new behind-the-scenes photo from the Atlanta set of the highly-anticipated DC film. The new Black Adam set photo, which you can check out below, provides us our first glimpse at Johnson in the anti-hero’s iconic black suit.
The blockbuster actor went on to describe his suit as “not your typical DC or Marvel padded muscle suit,” emphasizing the intense workout training he went through in order to achieve his superhero physique. He is also seen facing towards a long path seemingly surrounded by ruins that lead to an archaic doorway.
Black Adam will be led by Dwayne Johnson as Teth-Adam or the titular anti-hero, whose background story was first teased during 2019’s Shazam!. This marks the character’s live-action debut after only appearing in animated shows and films such as Young Justice. The film adaptation is also expected to feature the live-action film introduction of the Justice Society of America.
Joining Johnson is Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Aldis Hodge as Hawkman. Other cast members include Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, James Cusati-Moyer, Bodhi Sabongui, Mo Amer, and Uli Latukefu in undisclosed roles.
Based on the DC Comics character created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, the film is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, Jungle Cruise) from a screenplay written by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshiryani. Producers are Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions along with FlynnPicturesCo’s Beau Flynn, with Scott Sheldon overseeing the project for FlynnPictureCo.
Originally scheduled for December 2021 release, Black Adam has recently been pushed back to July 29, 2022.