Dwayne Johnson has just dropped some big news on his Twitter account, announcing that filming for Black Adam will begin in July of 2020. Responding to a fan who sculpted Johnson as Black Adam, Johnson said that Black Adam production will begin in July of 2020. “Very cool man, thank you. Amazing detail,” he said. “This project has been with me for over 10yrs. Production begins this July. Appreciate the support.”
Johnson is reteaming with his Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra for the Black Adam movie. Collet-Serra will helm the film based on the DC Comics character for New Line Cinema. The Black Adam production is a priority for the studio following the success of Shazam!, which has brought in $365 million worldwide. Shazam! was directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou.
Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo will produce along with Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions. Scott Sheldon will oversee for FlynnPicturesCo. Adam Sztykiel wrote the latest draft of the script.
Johnson previously said the villain and 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.
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.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 18, 2019