DC’s Black Adam movie gets an official December 2021 release date, as star Dwayne Johnson releases first look art by Jim Lee and BossLogic.
On Instagram, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared artwork for the upcoming DC Extended Universe film. The artwork, a collaboration between DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee and artist BossLogic, shows Johnson as Black Adam and reveals a release date of December 21, 2021. Lee provided the base for the piece, while BossLogic brought it to completion.
“Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people,” Johnson wrote. “It all changed for me, when I was 10 years 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,” he continued. “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,” he shared. “I’m honored to join the iconic DC Universe 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 explained. “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,” he concluded, adding, “Huge thank you to my friends, Jim Lee and BossLogic, for this first time ever bad ass collaboration.”
Previously, Johnson confirmed Black Adam will start filming in July 2020, and now we know the movie will be completed in time for this December 2021 release date. That gives Warner Bros. and the filmmakers plenty of time to get Black Adam right. It also means Warner Bros. has added a third DC movie to their slate for 2021, with Black Adam joining Matt Reeves’ The Batman and Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam is scheduled to release on December 21, 2021. Production is expected to kick off in July.