‘Black Adam’: Dwayne Johnson says filming starts Spring 2021

Black Adam will officially roll the cameras in the Spring of 2021, according to the film’s star, Dwayne Johnson. Following years of development and delays, including the COVID-19 disruption, the superhero movie will finally start production early next year.

Johnson confirmed the schedule of filming for Black Adam in a post on Instagram. The actor is currently on the set of his Netflix film, Red Notice, which he is expecting to wrap up in November.

After Red Notice, Johnson will be working on his biographical NBC series Young Rock. He then confirmed that Black Adam will proceed immediately after his commitments to the TV show.

The actor also said that all of his projects are filming in Georgia, so travel with quarantines will not be a problem.

“Blessed to be working and man there’s nothing greater than creating jobs for crews, their families and local businesses.”

Long-overdue big screen debut

Johnson reportedly spent years to bring Black Adam into the big screen. The character was originally marked for an introduction in Shazam! as the villain against Zachary Levi’s character.

However, Warner Bros and DC instead decided to do a solo movie for the character, who will become part of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). When things were finally coming together, the studios gave Black Adam a December 2021 release date.

But Warner Bros recently reshuffled its film release schedule because of the pandemic’s impact on the movie and TV industry. Johnson’s movie is no longer in the 2021 calendar and will likely debut on the big screen in the middle of 2022.

Who is joining Johnson?

Noah Centineo will play Atom Smasher/Al Rothstein in this superhero movie. Aldis Hodge also signed on to play Hawkman/Carter Hall. Both characters are members of the Justice Society of America.

Reports cited that Doctor Fate and Cyclone/Maxine Hunkel will also feature in the movie round up the Justice Society. The actors who’ve won these roles have yet to be announced.

Sarah Shahi also joins the cast as a professor and activist in the country of Kahndaq, the birthplace of Black Adam.

Based on the teaser released at the DC FanDome over the summer, the movie hints of Black Adam’s return to Kahndaq after living in exile for 5,000 years. Kahndaq was once a melting pot but it is now desperate for a new hero and leader.

Jaume Collet-Serra will direct Black Adam with Larry Sher as the cinematographer.


Image courtesy of The Rock/YouTube

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