Dwayne Johnson confirms working on Black Adam film since 2008
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and with Joker-fame Lawrence Sher in charge of cinematography, Black Adam is currently slated for release on December 22, 2021
We had previously reported that Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson is planning to step into the superhero genre with a film on the famous comic book supervillain, Black Adam. In a recent interaction with fans via Instagram, the Jumanji actor stated that he has been working on the film since 2008.
Johnson said, "In 2008 is when we first started talking about this, so it has required patience by all of us as partners. I'm a much different man and actor than I was ten years ago. Even then, I just wanted to wait for the timing to be right. It feels like I can bring in a little bit of my own life lessons, philosophies in the DNA of this character." He further explained that Black Adam will be an origin story, while also contrasting his moral compass with that of Superman.
Interestingly, Black Adam was supposed to have made his feature film debut as the nemesis to Shazam, when the latter's film released last year. But Johnson, who was an executive producer of Shazam!, wanted a stand-alone film for Black Adam.
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, and with Joker-fame Lawrence Sher in charge of cinematography, Black Adam is currently slated for release on December 22, 2021.