After being announced over four years ago, the Black Adam movie has finally started filming for a July 29, 2022 release! Star Dwayne Johnson made the announcement on his social channels today!
“History in the making, extremely excited and what a humbling moment to share with you,” said Johnson. “Officially kicking off DAY 1 of filming our BLACK ADAM.”
He 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. This one is an honor.”
Filming for the Black Adam movie, from Warner Bros. Pictures’ New Line Cinema, is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. The movie is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who is reteaming with Johnson after helming Jungle Cruise, which is opening on a similar date on year earlier on July 30, 2021.
The latest draft of the Black Adam script is by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani. Adam Sztykiel wrote the previous draft.
It was recently announced that former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan had joined the Black Adam movie as Kent Nelson, aka Doctor Fate, a founding member of the Justice Society of America.
He joined previously-announced cast members (and Justice Society members) Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone.
Also starring in the anticipated 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 Black Adam production is a priority for Warner Bros. following 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 previously said antihero Black Adam 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. The actor has also said Black Adam 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.
Black Adam is based on the DC Comics character created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck. Black Adam 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.
Below, you can watch a teaser for the movie which explains the origin story of the character and features concept art.