DC superhero film Black Adam, featuring Dwayne Johnson, to hit theatres on 22 December, 2021
The character of Black Adam was created by Otto Binder and CC Beck and is the enemy of Shazam
Washington DC: Dwayne Johnson's "superhero dreams" have finally come true as he shared his first look in and as Black Adam, along with its release date.
"The DC comic's superhero character is blessed by magic with powers equal to Superman. Adam is rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who will always do right for the people," wrote Johnson while describing his character on Instagram on Thursday.
Announcing the release date of the film - 22 December, 2021 - he also shared his first look as Black Adam dressed in a powerful black suit with a cape and lit eyes.
A lighting sign is also seen designed around the neckline of the costume.
Check out the announcement
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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.
Sharing the same on social media, the star in the caption added that he has always dreamed about being a superhero while growing up, and, in particular, loved Superman.
"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," he added.
"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," the Hobbs and Shaw actor continued.
Adding that the role "is unlike any other I've ever played in my career", the 47-year-old continued, "I'm grateful to the bone we'll all go on this journey together."
The character was created by Otto Binder and CC Beck and is the enemy of Shazam, whose role was essayed by actor Zachary Levi in the 2019 film of the same name.
Johnson is also awaiting the release of Jumanji: The Next Level which is the sequel to the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
The film stars Karen Gillian, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas among others and is slated to hit big screens this year on 13 December.
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