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"Five thousand years ago, Kahndaq was a melting pot of cultures, wealth, power, and magic. Yet, most of us have nothing, except for the chains around our necks. Kahndaq needed a hero, instead, they got me. I did what needed to be done and they imprisoned me for it. Now, five thousand years later, I'm free and I give you my word... No one will ever stop me again."
Black Adam[src]

Black Adam is an upcoming superhero film, based on the DC Comics anti-hero of the same name.[5] The film will serve as a spin-off to Shazam! and the eleventh installment in the DC Extended Universe, and it is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 29, 2022.[4]

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the film will star Dwayne Johnson as Teth Adam / Black Adam alongside Noah Centineo as Albert Rothstein / Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Khufu / Carter Hall / Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone, Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson / Doctor Fate, Sarah Shahi as Professor Adrianna Tomaz, and Djimon Hounsou as Shazam. Marwan Kenzari, James Cusati-Moyer, Bodhi Sabongui, Mo Amer, and Uli Latukefu have also been cast in undisclosed roles.


Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.[6]


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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.[5]

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.[25]

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.[5] By October 2017, Adam Sztykiel was hired as the screenwriter.[26] In November 2017, TheWrap reported that the super-villain might be introduced in the Suicide Squad 2 before the solo film.[27] Co-producer Hiram Garcia stated the film will be gritty and violent, similar to the comics.[28]

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.[29]

On November 21, 2019, Dwayne Johnson and The Wrap announced that the Justice Society of America and its members will appear in the film.[30]

On August 22, 2020, during its panel for DC Fandome, Dwayne revealed that this project had been in development for 10+ years.[31] [32]

On October 5, 2020, the film was pushed to an unknown date.[33] On March 28, 2021, Johnson revealed the new release date for the film being July 29, 2022.[4]


On September 3, 2014, Dwayne Johnson was cast to portray Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe.[34]

On November 30, 2019, the film is reported to include iconic JSA characters like Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Atom Smasher, and Cyclone.[10] On July 16, 2020, Noah Centineo was cast to portray Atom Smasher in the film.[9] On September 25, 2020, Aldis Hodge was cast to portray Hawkman in the film.[3][11] On December 14, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Quintessa Swindell was cast to portray Cyclone in the film.[12] On March 24, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Pierce Brosnan joined the cast as Doctor Fate.[13]

On October 14, 2020, Sarah Shahi joined the cast in an undisclosed role, which she later confirmed on her Instagram account to be Adrianna Tomaz.[14][15]

On February 17, 2021, Marwan Kenzari joined the cast in an undisclosed role.[19]

On April 7, 2021, Deadline reported that James Cusati-Moyer had joined the cast in an undisclosed role[20] and the next day, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Bodhi Sabongui had also joined the cast in a key role.[21]

On April 13, 2021, Deadline reported that Mo Amer joined the cast of the film in a secret role.[22]

On April 29, 2021, Deadline reported that Uli Latukefu joined the cast of the film in an unknown role.[23]

On July 24, 2021, it was reported that Djimon Hounsou would reprise his role as the wizard Shazam in the film.[18]


Principal photography supposedly was scheduled to begin by late 2019.[35]

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.[36]

On October 18, 2018, Dwayne Johnson revealed on Twitter that production for the film would begin in July 2020.[37][38]

On July 22, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Black Adam likely wouldn't begin filming until 2021 due to Dwayne Johnson's commitment to Red Notice.[39]

On February 17, 2021, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the film would start production that April in Atlanta.[19] On April 7, 2021, Dwayne Johnson revealed that the film would begin production the same week.[40] On April 10, 2021, Dwayne Johnson confirmed that the film had officially begun production.[41]

On July 6, 2021, Dwayne Johnson revealed that the film had entered it's last week of production.[42]

On July 15, 2021, Johnson announced that filming had officially wrapped.[43]


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.[44]

In May 2021, producer Dany Garcia said that Johnson and the other producers plan to produce multiple Black Adam films during their "long-term relationship with DC".[45]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "‘Shazam!’ Spinoff ‘Black Adam’ Finds Director with ‘Shallows’ Filmmaker" - The Hollywood Reporter
  2. "Dwayne Johnson Teases His ‘Black Adam’ Transformation, Says it Will Change the DCEU" - Collider
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Aldis Hodge to Play Hawkman in DC Films’ ‘Black Adam’" - Variety
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 New Line Cinema (@newlinecinema) - Twitter
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Dwayne Johnson's DC Villain Black Adam Getting His Own Movie" - The Hollywood Reporter
  6. The Warner Bros. UK 2022 Movie Preview
  7. "Cyclone Will Reportedly Appear In DC’s ‘Black Adam’" - Full Circle Cinema
  8. 8.0 8.1 "EXCLUSIVE: New ‘BLACK ADAM’ Script Features Hawkman, Atom Smasher and Stargirl" - That Hashtag Show
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Noah Centineo Joins Dwayne Johnson in New Line DC Movie ‘Black Adam’ (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Will Feature Doctor Fate & Isis (Exclusive)" - Heroic Hollywood
  11. 11.0 11.1 "‘Black Adam’: Aldis Hodge in Talks to Play Hawkman in New Line’s DC Movie" - The Hollywood Reporter
  12. 12.0 12.1 "‘Black Adam’ Finds Its Cyclone with ‘Trinkets’ Star Quintessa Swindell (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  13. 13.0 13.1 "‘Black Adam’: Pierce Brosnan to Play DC Hero Dr. Fate Opposite Dwayne Johnson (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Sarah Shahi Joins Dwayne Johnson In New Line And DC Films’ ‘Black Adam’" - Deadline Hollywood
  15. 15.0 15.1 "‘Black Adam': Sarah Shahi Joins Dwayne Johnson Superhero Movie" - The Wrap
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  17. 17.0 17.1 "Sarah Shahi on ‘Sex/Life,’ Her ‘Black Adam’ Character and ‘The Sopranos’ Memories" - The Hollywood Reporter
  18. 18.0 18.1 EXCLUSIVE: Djimon Hounsou to Appear in Black Adam
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 "Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Casts ‘Old Guard’ Scene-Stealer Marwan Kenzari (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  20. 20.0 20.1 "‘Black Adam’: Dwayne Johnson DC Movie Adds Tony Nominee James Cusati-Moyer" - Deadline Hollywood
  21. 21.0 21.1 "'Black Adam': 13-Year-Old Bodhi Sabongui Nabs Key Role in New Line's DC Movie (Exclusive)" - The Hollywood Reporter
  22. 22.0 22.1 "‘Black Adam’: Stand-Up Comedian Mo Amer Boards Dwayne Johnson New Line DC Movie" - Deadline Hollywood
  23. 23.0 23.1 "‘Young Rock’ Star Uli Latukefu Reteams With Dwayne Johnson For New Line/DC’s ‘Black Adam’" - Deadline Hollywood
  24. Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam Will Feature Original Atom Superhero (Exclusive)
  25. "Exclusive: ‘Black Adam’ Producer Hiram Garcia Gives Update on Dwayne Johnson’s DC Film" - Collider
  26. "“Undateable” Creator Adam Sztykiel to Write Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam” Movie for DC, New Line (Exclusive)" - The Tracking Board
  27. "How ‘Suicide Squad 2’ May Introduce The Rock’s Black Adam (Exclusive)" - The Wrap
  28. "‘Black Adam’ Producer Explains Dwayne Johnson’s Absence From ‘Shazam!’" - The Hollywood Reporter
  29. "Black Adam Release Date Revealed by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson" - Comic Book
  30. "Justice Society of America Will Appear in DC Comics Movie ‘Black Adam,’ Star Dwayne Johnson Says" - The Wrap
  31. Black Adam film panel - DC Fandome
  32. "Dwayne Johnson Confirms That ‘Black Adam’ Will Feature DC Characters Hawkman, Dr. Fate & Cyclone" - Deadline Hollywood
  33. "‘The Batman’ Delayed to 2022; Warner Bros. Shifts ‘The Matrix 4’, ‘The Flash’ and More" - Collider
  34. "Dwayne Johnson to Play Black Adam in New Line’s ‘Shazam,’ Darren Lemke To Script (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  35. "Dwayne Johnson’s ’Black Adam’ Now Eyeing Production Start Next Fall" - TheGWW.com
  36. "Dwayne Johnson Says Black Adam Could Film in 2019" - ComingSoon.net
  37. "Black Adam: Dwayne Johnson Says Shazam Spin-Off Will Shoot In Summer 2020" - Empire
  38. "Black Adam Films Summer 2020 Confirms Dwayne Johnson" - Cosmic Book News
  39. "Hollywood Charges Forward With Production Plans Despite Virus Surge" - The Hollywood Reporter
  40. therock (@therock) - Instagram
  41. therock (@therock) - Instagram
  42. therock (@therock) - Instagram
  43. therock (@therock) - Instagram
  44. "Henry Cavill Superman Rumored For Black Adam 2 With Dwayne Johnson" - Cosmic Book News
  45. "Ben Winston Talks Directing the ‘Friends’ Reunion and Lady Gaga’s Guest Appearance" - Variety

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