Words of Dwayne Johnson playing DC antihero Black Adam are abuzz for years, but it’s always been just like that. Until today! Dwayne Johnson has blessed us all with the first look at his superhero, Black Adam and also dropped a release date, and we MUST say we’re already absolutely obsessed.
Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to reveal the first look and also announce the release date for his forthcoming DC superhero film- December 22, 2021. Along with his post, he wrote a long emotional caption in which Dwayne expressed that he always dreamed to be Superman, however soon, he realised that he could never be Superman. The Rock said he was “too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority”.
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The Man in Black ⚡️ Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people. It all changed for me, when I was 10yrs old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – SUPERMAN. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority. Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way. Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true. I’m honored to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM. BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way. Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way. This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together. BLACK ADAM 12.22.21 ⚡️ Huge thank you to my friends, @jimlee and @bosslogic for this first time ever bad ass collaboration.
He further added, “I’m honoured to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM”. Talking about Black Adam’s power, he wrote, “BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way. Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way”.
In the DC Universe, Black Adam is the arch enemy of Shazam. Released earlier this year, Shazam! tells the story of 14-year-old Billy Batson who is able to transform into the titular hero (played by Zachary Levi) whenever he shouts his name, after a chance meeting with an ancient wizard. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, the film sees the pair searching for a mythical place which is said to offer “incredible healing powers”.