On Saturday, Dwayne Johnson announced that he had started shooting for the DC superhero movie ‘Black Adam’.
He shared a photo on his Instagram account during the first day of filming of a clapboard on the movie’s set.
In the caption he wrote, “History in the making, extremely excited and what a humbling moment to share with you. Officially kicking off DAY 1 of filming our BLACK ADAM.”
Writing further about the team behind ‘Black Adam’, Johnson added, “Our Director and maestro, Jaume Collet-Serra. Our Academy Award nominee (Joker), Director of Photography, Lawrence Sher. We have an all-star production crew – incredibly talented, galvanized, committed, and focused to raise the bar and deliver something SPECIAL for the world.”
Variety reported last month that Pierce Brosnan had joined the film’s star cast, along with Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone.
In ‘Black Adam’, Johnson plays the role of a character who first appeared in DC Comics in the 1940s as an essentially power-corrupt villain and gradually became an anti-hero in the 2000s, famous for disregarding rules and conventions.
This movie is also a spinoff of 2019’s ‘Shazam! ‘, which is getting a sequel, ‘Shazam! The Fury of The Gods’. Black Adam and Shazam have been arch-enemies.
This film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who also directed Johnson in Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’. Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the final draft of the script; Adam Sztykiel wrote the previous draft.
As per Variety, Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions are producing the film, while Scott Sheldon, a representative of FlynnPictureCo, is serving as executive producer. The film is slated to come out on July 29, 2022. (Agencies)