Black Adam Leak Spoils First Look at Dwayne Johnson In Costume Ahead of DC FanDome

By Lauren Rouse Updated:
Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam Movie

Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam project has been in development for what feels like forever, but in 2022, the wait will be over.

The film has been a passion project of Johnson’s for years and will mark his DC debut as the iconic Shazam! villain. The origin story will also feature other iconic DC characters like Atom Smasher played by Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman and Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate.

Filming on Black Adam began earlier in the year and wrapped up in July, so it shouldn't be much longer until a proper trailer for the film is released.

This year's DC FanDome is promising to bring the first footage from Black Adam, but fans won't have to wait until the weekend to see Johnson in costume.

Dwayne Johnson Is Suited Up

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Reddit user u/International_Egg115 posted two behind-the-scenes photos of Dwayne Johnson in costume on the set of Black Adam.

The photos give audiences the first proper look at Johnson in costume as the iconic DC supervillain.

The suit appears to be fairly comic accurate, although it appears to be missing the gold highlights shown in the initial concept art for Black Adam.

Black Adam Has Arrived

This isn’t the first look at the Black Adam costume that has been revealed, but it definitely is the best perspective of Johnson in the suit so far.

Some users on Reddit were quick to point out that Black Adam’s iconic lightning emblem doesn’t appear to be all that gold in these images, suggesting something could infect the character’s suit at some point during the film. Alternatively, the symbol could be something that is added through special effects later in post-production.

Johnson also isn't wearing a cape in these images. Concept art for the film has previously depicted the character wearing a gold cape, so it's possible that will happen in other scenes or the cape idea may have been scrapped during development.

Not too much is known about the plot of Black Adam, but it is expected to explore the character both in the modern-day and during his origins in Ancient Egypt. With Hawkeye and Doctor Fate also confirmed to appear it's possible Black Adam could be bringing the Justice Society of America to the screen.

Black Adam is scheduled to release on July 29, 2022.

- About The Author: Lauren Rouse
Lauren Rouse has been a writer at The Direct since the site launched in 2020. She has a huge passion for everything pop culture and currently writes news articles for the Marvel, Star Wars, DC and video game branches.