It’s official, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has taken over Times Square to announce the release date Black AdamJust before UCLA vs. Alabama NCAA tournament game on Sunday, Johnson appeared in a TV spot for Black Adam revealing that the film will be released on July 29, 2022. He also posted a video to his Instagram and Twitter accounts, letting every digital screen in Times Square, NYC play at the same time.
“The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change,” Johnson said in the clip. His caption for the video adds, “A disruptive and unstoppable global force of a message from the man in black himself.”
While we knew Johnson was preparing to film the upcoming superhero movie in the near future, it was unclear when the feature would hit the big screen. At one point the plan came up Black Adam was set to be released in December 2021, although production delays pushed back the film. Now there is a new date officially on the board that is in line with the cast and crew preparing to start filming in the coming weeks.
This news follows the announcement that Pierce Brosnan has been cast as Dr. Fate in the movie. The James Bond actor plays in Black Adam alongside Johnson, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. Marwan Kenzari has also played a mystery role. While there are early plans for it Black Adam and Shazam! to cross in the future, there is no indication at this point that Zachary Levi will be involved.
Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the latest version of Black Adam, following an earlier version by Adam Sztykiel. Jaume Collet-Serra, who also co-directed The Rock in the upcoming Disney movie Jungle Cruise with Emily Blunt, is on board to direct. Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions are co-producing with Beau Flynn from FlynnPictureCo. FlynnPictureCo’s Scott Sheldon will serve as executive producer.
Last week, Johnson shared a video on Instagram of the Black Adam scenario, which showed that the shooting would start very soon.
“Well, I’d love to wear a rainbow every day. And tell the world everything’s okay. But I’ll try to carry a little darkness on my back. Until things get brighter … I’m the Man In Black,” Johnson writes in the caption, which he also reveals in the clip Black Adam would be rolling cameras in just three weeks, which would be a little over two weeks at this point.
Black Adam will face stiff competition when it hits theaters on July 29, 2022, as Disney has also set Indiana Jones 5 to premiere on that day as well. Filming on Black Adam kicks off in April, and given how active Johnson is on social media, we’ll likely get a few sneak peeks at The Rock’s characters and sets online.
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