BLACK ADAM: Dwayne Johnson Announces Summer 2022 Release Date Ahead Of Filming Getting Underway
As filming on Warner Bros. and New Line's Black Adam prepares to get underway, Dwayne Johnson has officially announced that his long-gestating venture into superhero storytelling will arrive in 2022!
The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change...
Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have officially announced today that their long-awaited DC superhero blockbuster, Black Adam, will arrive in theaters on July 29, 2022.
The film will star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Hobbs & Shaw; Jungle Cruise; Red Notice), making his superhero movie debut as the titular antihero, and will also introduce the Justice Society of America in key supporting roles.
Previously set to open Christmas 2021, the movie was indefinitely delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but with filming set to begin in just a few short days, it looks like the studios were finally comfortable setting a new release date. However, it's going to have its work cut out for it as it's now set to open opposite Disney and Lucasfilm's Indiana Jones 5, which has 2x Academy Award-nominee James Mangold (Logan; 3:10 to Yuma; Ford v Ferrari) directing.
Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise; Non-Stop; The Commuter) is directing with a screenplay from Adam Sztykiel (Rampage; Due Date; Scoob!), Rory Haines (Informer; The Mauritanian), and Sohrab Noshirvani (Informer; The Mauritanian).
In addition to Johnson, the cast will also feature Noah Centineo (Charlie's Angels; Masters of the Universe; To All the Boys I've Loved Before) as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton; The Invisible Man; Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell (Euphoria; Trinkets; In Treatment) as Cyclone, Sarah Shahi (Alias; Old School; Bullet to the Head) as an unnamed university professor, Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin; The Old Guard; The Mummy) in an undisclosed villain role, and 2x Golden Globe-nominee Pierce Brosnan (Tomorrow Never Dies; The World Is Not Enough; Die Another Day) as Doctor Fate.
In related news, the social channels for the film have also launched. @blackadammovie on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!