Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has officially begun training for Black Adam.
The former wrestler revealed on Instagram that he’s finally getting started on the long-gestating project along with an epic animated video on Instagram that showed him as the mythic DC Comics character, a.k.a. Shazam’s biggest enemy.
“So it begins. Kickin’ off 2020 training extremely hard for my upcoming role as BLACK ADAM,” Johnson writes. “This one’s in my blood… The hierarchy of power in the #DCUniverse is about to change… Shooting begins this summer.”
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So it begins. Kickin’ off 2020 training extremely hard for my upcoming role as BLACK ADAM. This one’s in my blood. Thanks to my guys @bosslogic @veliokulan for this bad ass animation. The hierarchy of power in the #DCUniverse is about to change. #NewEra #BlackAdam⚡️ Shooting begins this summer.
The long-awaited comic book movie has been in the works since 2014, and it wasn’t until this past November that Johnson revealed that Black Adam will hit theaters Dec. 21, 2021.
Initially, there were plans for Johnson to appear in Shazam! alongside Zachary Levi given how closely the characters are tied in the comic source material. But in 2017 the decision was made to give Black Adam his own movie instead.