While much of the DC conversation has been dominated by the release of Zack Snyder's Justice League on HBO Max and the on-set behavior of director Joss Whedon, DC still has an impressive slate of projects coming down the pipeline from James Gunn's The Suicide Squad, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam.
Black Adam star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has kept fans updated on the film's progress through social media, sharing the timeline for the start of production and saying he is "Black Adam ready."
And thanks to another update from the star actor, fans now know this DC project is officially underway.
BLACK ADAM BEGINS FILMING
In a post on Instagram, Dwayne Johnson shared an image of a Black Adam clapperboard and captioned the post saying "officially kicking off DAY 1 of filming our BLACK ADAM."
In his post, the actor also conveyed his excitement and commitment in delivering "something SPECIAL for the world" and that "this one is an honor" while also giving credit to the film's director and crew.
"History in the making, extremely excited and what a humbling moment to share with you. Officially kicking off DAY 1 of filming our BLACK ADAM. Our Director and maestro, Jaume Collet-Serra. Our Academy Award nominee (Joker), Director of Photography, Lawrence Sher. We have an all star production crew - incredibly talented, galvanized, committed and focused to raise the bar and deliver something SPECIAL for the world. This one is an honor."
WILL THE ROCK CONTINUE TO TALK?
Having such a significant star like Dwayne Johnson for the film speaks volumes for DC's first foray in bringing Black Adam to the screen, as well as what's in the works for Shazam! Fury of the Gods and beyond, considering Black Adam is a spin-off for that ongoing franchise.
The possibilities are endless considering DC has been working on these projects for much longer than fans are probably aware. This also explains Johnson's words of excitement since he's been waiting for this moment since he was first cast for the role way back in 2007!
But now that filming is officially underway, fans can expect to hear more about this project in the coming months, particularly from Dwayne Johnson's social accounts considering the actor's track record thus far. Fans may also learn more about the film's intriguing cast which includes the likes of Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate and Tony Award-nominee James Cusati-Moyer in an unknown role. And who knows — with how excited he is about this new gig, perhaps The Rock will let fans in on how the Black Adam character plays a role in the highly anticipated Shazam! sequel?
Kicking off production for the new film is the exciting news that fans have long-awaited to hear, since nothing more than concept and promotional artwork is all audiences have seen of the project thus far. With this development, the hype truly begins for when Black Adam is scheduled to release in theaters on July 29, 2022.