The Rock Offers Another Look at His Superhero Debut in New Black Adam Images

Hollywood megastar and walking muscle Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has further teased his long-awaited debut as DC antihero Black Adam. Sharing several images of himself in costume on social media, images which provide the best look at his superhero suit yet, The Rock will explode onto screens as Black Adam later this year, with a trailer expected to land this week.

“Rage against the dying of the light,” Johnson says in a caption alongside the images. “Final work week of finishing touches for BLACK ADAM with my director, Jaume Collet-Serra. Our World Premiere Trailer drops JUNE 8th.” Throughout the actor’s teasing of Black Adam’s eventual arrival, he has claimed that the character will have a major impact on the DC cinematic universe. And The Rock could not resist doing it again writing, “The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is changing.”


Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani, Black Adam will introduce Dwayne Johnson as Teth-Adam AKA Black Adam, a man from Kahndaq who was imprisoned for 5,000 years. Chosen by the wizard Shazam to harness the powers of the ancient Egyptian Gods, S for the stamina of Shu, H for the swiftness of Horus, A for the strength of Amon, Z for the wisdom of Zehuti, A for the power of Aten, and M for the courage of Mehen. Freed from his earthly tomb, Black Adam emerges ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Alongside the titular antihero, Black Adam will also introduce audiences to the superhero team The Justice Society of America AKA The JSA. The team will include the likes of Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, who can control his molecular structure and manipulate his size and strength; Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, the leader of the JSA who is the reincarnation of an Egyptian prince and has the power of flight from his metal wings; Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, who can control wind and generate sound; and Pierce Brosnan as Kent Nelson AKA Doctor Fate, the son of an archeologist who learned sorcery and was given the magical Helmet of Fate.

The Rock Has Been Signed on to Play Black Adam Since 2014

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been signed on to play Black Adam for quite some time. The actor was officially announced for the comic book movie role back in 2014, with discussions of him playing the character dating all the way back to 2007. There is a reason why The Rock has stayed attached to Black Adam for so long, with the actor believing that he was born to play the role.

“I started training for Black Adam when I came out of the womb,” the actor said recently. “I believe I was born to play this character. But in all honesty, this project has been with me for 10 ten years now. The process began when we started to stand the material up and really developed it into what it is present day. Once the start date was agreed on by our Seven Bucks production company, the rest of my team, Warner Bros. Studio, and DC Comics, I started to build an exhaustive training program with my coach Dave Rienzi. I wanted to come into this in the best shape of my career.”

Black Adam is scheduled to be released on October 21, 2022.