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Black Adam is an upcoming 2021 superhero film, based on the DC Comics anti-hero of the same name.[4] The film will serve as a prequel to Shazam! and it will be the eleventh installment in the DC Extended Universe. It is scheduled for release on December 22, 2021.[3]


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On January 19, 2017, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the forthcoming film Shazam! would be the first of two separate films, with the other focusing on Black Adam.[4]

On August 28, 2018, when asked about the status of Black Adam by Collider, Dany Garcia said "Black Adam is definitely happening. We’re actually very deep into a script on it right now, which is coming along really well. I’m really excited about the story we’ve crafted." Garcia revealed that Adam Styzkiel had written a script and that they had been reviewing it.[12]

Initially set to be introduced in Shazam!, by January 2017 the production studios involved divided the narrative of Shazam and Black Adam to focus on the latter's superhero origin, and downfall into villainy.[13] By October 2017, Adam Sztykiel was hired as the screenwriter.[14] In November 2017, TheWrap reported that the super-villain might be introduced in the Suicide Squad 2 before the solo film.[15] Co-producer Hiram Garcia stated the film will be gritty and violent, similar to the comics.[16]

On June 7, 2019, Jaume Collet-Serra was announced to be directing the solo film.[1]

On November 14, 2019, Dwayne Johnson released a teaser poster for the movie with a release date for December 22, 2021.[3]

On November 21, 2019, Dwayne Johnson and The Wrap announced that the Justice Society of America and its members will appear in the film.[17]


In September 2014, Dwayne Johnson was cast to portray Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe.[18] On November 21, 2019, Heroic Hollywood reported that the film will include Black Adam's love interest, Isis, with casting yet to be confirmed.[8] On November 30, 2019, the film is reported to include iconic JSA characters like Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Hawkgirl, Atom Smasher, and Cyclone.[8][9][11] On July 16, 2020, Noah Centineo was cast to portray Atom Smasher in the film.[7]


Principal photography supposedly is scheduled to begin in late 2019.[19] In April 2018, Johnson said that the script of the film had been completed and it might start filming at the end of 2019, after completing Jumanji 3 and Red Notice.[20] On October 18, 2018, Dwayne Johnson revealed on Twitter that production for the film will begin in July 2020.[21][22] On July 22, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Black Adam will likely won't begin filming until 2021 due to Dwayne Johnson's commitment to Red Notice.[23]

Potential Sequel

On November 19, 2019, Grace Randolph of Beyond The Trailer reported a rumor that Dwayne Johnson was eyeing a one-on-one fight between Black Adam and Superman for a potential sequel. She said that since Henry Cavill was repped by Dany Garcia, co-founder of Seven Bucks Productions and producer on Shazam! and Black Adam and Johnson's ex-wife, it should be expected that Johnson would like to have Cavill reprise the role for the showdown.[24]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 'Shazam!' Spin-Off 'Black Adam' Finds Director with 'Shallows' Filmmaker
  2. "Dwayne Johnson Teases His ‘Black Adam’ Transformation, Says it Will Change the DCEU" - Collider
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Black Adam Release Date Revealed by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - Comic Book
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Dwayne Johnson's DC Villain Black Adam Getting His Own Movie" - The Hollywood Reporter
  5. [1]
  6. 6.0 6.1 EXCLUSIVE: New ‘BLACK ADAM’ Script Features Hawkman, Atom Smasher and Stargirl
  7. 7.0 7.1 Noah Centineo Joins Dwayne Johnson in 'Shazam!' Spinoff 'Black Adam' As Atom Smasher
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Will Feature Doctor Fate & Isis (Exclusive)
  9. 9.0 9.1 REPORT: Black Adam Film Adds Another JSA Hero To Its Cast
  10. Black Adam film reportedly to feature Hawkgirl
  11. 11.0 11.1 Black Adam Movie Adds Cyclone To Its JSA Roster: EXCLUSIVE
  12. "Exclusive: ‘Black Adam’ Producer Hiram Garcia Gives Update on Dwayne Johnson’s DC Film" - Collider
  17. Justice Society of America Will Appear in DC Comics Movie ‘Black Adam,’ Star Dwayne Johnson Says
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  21. Black Adam: Dwayne Johnson Says Shazam Spin-Off Will Shoot In Summer 2020
  23. Hollywood Charges Forward With Production Plans Despite Virus Surge
  24. Henry Cavill Superman Rumored For Black Adam 2 With Dwayne Johnson - Cosmic Book News

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