UPDATE: Actor Noah Centineo (To All The Boys: PS. I Still Love You) has signed on to play Albert Rothstein aka Adam Smasher, who have the power of super human strength and growth. In the comics, Rothstein forms a very close brother-like bond with Black Adam. The duo eventually leaves the JSA and went on their own adventure.
UPDATE: Dwayne Johnson revealed to Screenrant that Black Adam will introduce the Justice Society of America aka JSA. Johnson stated: “JSA. We will introduce you to that, the world to JSA.”
The team includes such superheroes as Hawkman and Stargirl.
UPDATE: The Rock officially announced the release date for Black Adam via Instagram. Mark your calendars for December 22, 2021.
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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.
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UPDATE: After years of planning, Dwayne Johnson’s busy schedule has finally open for him to suit up as Black Adam! Johnson announced the production start date via Twitter:
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 18, 2019
(*News from 2014*) Dwayne Johnson via his Official FB Page confirming that he will be playing BLACK ADAM!
He stated the following:
“Kneel before his feet or get crushed by his boot..”
This role has been years in the making. A true honor for me to become my favorite comic anti-hero of all time – BLACK ADAM.
Lets have some fun.
‘Black Adam’ possesses similar powers to ‘Shazam’ including flight, strength, agility, lightning manipulation, as well as magic. DC really scored big considering Johnson’s star power can instantly re-energize a franchise (Ex. Fast & Furious 5/6 and G.I. Joe: Retaliation). Not to mention he looks physically EXACTLY like ‘Black Adam’. PERFECT. CASTING.
DC is definitely bringing their A-game.
Stay tuned for more details.