During this year’s DC FanDome, Warner Bros. Pictures revealed a Black Adam first look that featured a clip from the opening scene of the highly-anticipated Dwayne Johnson movie!
You can watch the Black Adam first look below and stay tuned for lots more coverage on the July 29, 2022 release.
Filming for the movie, from Warner Bros. Pictures’ New Line Cinema, wrapped up this summer in Atlanta, Georgia. The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who reteamed with Johnson after helming Jungle Cruise.
The film’s script was written by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani. Adam Sztykiel wrote an earlier draft.
In addition to Dwayne Johnson, the cast includes Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson, aka Doctor Fate, a founding member of the Justice Society of America.
Also starring in the film are Sarah Shahi and Marwan Kenzari. While Kenzari’s character is unknown, Shahi plays a university professor and freedom fighter leading the resistance in Kahndaq.
The movie follows the success of Shazam!, which brought in $365.9 million worldwide. Shazam! was directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou.
Johnson’s antihero was originally supposed to have debuted in Shazam!, but it wasn’t working with them having to tell the origin stories of both Shazam! and Black Adam.
Johnson has also said the upcoming movie is an origin story and that the title character is a ruthless keeper of justice.
Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo will produce along with Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions. Scott Sheldon will oversee for FlynnPicturesCo.
The 2022 film is based on the DC Comics character created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck.
The character first appeared in the first issues of Fawcett Comics’ The Marvel Family in December 1945, and began to appear in the Shazam! comics in the 1970s.