Dwayne Johnson confirms Black Adam’s production delay
During a recent Instagram live, Dwayne Johnson was asked by BroBible for an update on the status of his long-in development Black Adam film. Originally set to begin its production in July, Johnson has officially confirmed that filming on his highly-anticipated DC film has unfortunately been delayed to the late summer. However, it is still unclear if the production delay would also affect its scheduled December 2021 release. Check out Johnson’s full Black Adam bit from the Instagram Live below!
Like all other film projects right now, Black Adam‘s production delay is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which had also affected the production of Johnson’s upcoming Netflix film Red Notice with Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.
Dwayne Johnson has been working on Black Adam for 10 years. The character was originally supposed to appear in this year’s Shazam! but decided to save his highly-anticipated debut for a later film in order to let each character get some breathing room. However, despite not appearing in Shazam!, his character was teased with the wizard Shazam, played by Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), telling his origin story to Billy Batson.
Based on the DC Comics character created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck, Black Adam will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) with Johnson starring as the titular anti-hero. The film will be the second collaboration between Collet-Serra and Johnson, who have also been working together on Disney’s forthcoming adventure film Jungle Cruise.
The film will be produced by Johnson and FlynnPicturesCo’s Beau Flyn along with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions. Scott Sheldon will be overseeing the project for FlynnPictureCo.
Black Adam is slated to hit theaters on December 22, 2021.