Dwayne Johnson on Black Adam: Haven't worked so hard for a role in my entire career
Writers Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani have penned the latest draft of the script, from a previous draft by Adam Sztykiel
Actor Dwayne Johnson says playing DC anti-hero Black Adam in the much-anticipated stand-alone film has been the most challenging thing he has done in his two-decade-long career.
The wrestler-turned-actor, who is currently shooting for Black Adam, posted a picture of himself in a beefed-up look from his training session.
"Big week for Black Adam shooting my 'champion' scenes with my shirt off and showing my body," Johnson captioned the picture on Instagram Sunday.
"I have been working extremely hard dieting, training and conditioning unlike any other role of my entire career," he said, adding he is grateful for the "grind and support".
Black Adam is a spin-off of Warner Bros and New Line Cinema's Shazam!, featuring Zachary Levi. The character first appeared in DC Comics in the 1940s as a villain corrupted by power. He became an anti-hero in the early 2000s.
Jaume Collet-Serra, who has directed Johnson in the upcoming Jungle Cruise, is helming Black Adam too.
Writers Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani have penned the latest draft of the script, from a previous draft by Adam Sztykiel. The film also features Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Quintessa Swindell, and Pierce Brosnan.
Johnson is also producing the film with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia via their Seven Bucks Productions, and Beau Flynn through FlynnPictureCo. Black Adam is scheduled for a July 29, 2022 release.