Dwayne Johnson announces July 2022 Black Adam release date!
Fans of the DC Extended Universe and March Madness got a special treat last night as Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs & Shaw) interrupted a commercial break ahead of the UCLA vs. Alabama game to reveal that Black Adam is set to hit theaters on July 29, 2022! Check out the announcement below as well as the new teaser poster in the gallery at the bottom!
A disruptive and unstoppable global force of a message from the man in black himself
BLACK ADAM is coming July 29, 2022.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 28, 2021
The news of the film’s release date comes on the heels of the cast for the Justice Society of America members being rounded out with Pierce Brosnan (The Foreigner) as Doctor Fate, with the Golden Globe nominee joining Noah Centineo (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before), who will star as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell (Trinkets) as Cyclone and Aldis Hodge (One Night in Miami) as Hawman. The film will also star Sarah Shahi (City on a Hill) and Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin), though their roles are currently being kept close to the antihero chest.
Black Adam was slated to hit theaters on December 22, 2021, but was initially pushed back to an unspecified release date due to production delays from the global pandemic but with the film reportedly set to start production next month in Atlanta, it’s now slated for a July 29, 2022 release. The new date will see the film go up against another long-gestating blockbuster in the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, which is being helmed by James Mangold (Logan) and will conclude the Harrison Ford-led adventure series.
The announcement of the introduction of the Justice Society of America came during last year’s DC FanDome event, though also having confirmed that Hawkgirl, frequent partner and romantic interest of Hawkman, would have to remain absent from the DC Extended Universe for the time being. The character was recently seen portrayed by Shiera Sanders Hall as part of Stargirl‘s JSA, though she lost her life to Brainwave on the night the Injustice Society attacked the group’s headquarters.
Johnson has been attached to and developing a Black Adam film for over a decade now, with the sometimes supervillain, sometimes antihero originally slated to make his highly-anticipated debut in 2019’s Shazam!, though the studio elected to split the characters off into individual films to allow them breathing room and proper development, instead choosing to tease the character as Djimon Hounsou’s original wizard Shazam tells his origin story to Billy Batson.
Based on the DC Comics character created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, Black Adam is set to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) with Johnson starring as the titular anti-hero and Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshiryani having written the current script while Adam Stztykiel penned the prior one. The film will be the second collaboration between Collet-Serra and Johnson, who have also been working together on Disney’s forthcoming adventure film Jungle Cruise.
The film is being produced by Johnson and FlynnPicturesCo’s Beau Flynn alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, while Scott Sheldon will be overseeing the project for FlynnPictureCo.
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