In a recent report on the ongoing shakeup behind the scenes at Warner Bros. Discovery, information on the upcoming Dwayne Johnson-led Black Adam film has come to light.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a recent test screening for Black Adam featured a new post-credits scene that would introduce “a new element to Johnson’s place in the DC Universe.” What that post-credits scene is, however, is unknown.
Johnson has been teasing for some time now that with the release of Black Adam, the power structure inside of the DC Extended Universe would change forever, so it’s quite possible that it would be a significant scene. Fans will have to wait a bit before seeing whether or not the scene makes its way into the film, though, as Black Adam isn’t set to release until October 21, 2022.
Black Adam features the introduction of 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. 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 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.