Stand by for an important announcement from The Rock's Instagram page:
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.
You heard the man: Warner Bros.' Black Adam, a movie that's been "on the way" for as long as I can remember, finally has a release date - December 22, 2021, mere days after James Cameron's Avatar 2 (another movie that's been "on the way" for as long as I can remember) will hit theaters. Gotta say, takes quite a bit of moxy to go toe-to-toe with a new James Cameron movie, and especially this James Cameron movie. Respect.
As you may already know, Black Adam's due to be directed by noted madman Jaume Collet-Serra, who recently directed The Rock in next year's Jungle Cruise. It's gonna be truly wild to see this director let loose within the superhero genre with this particular character, and doubly wild given that The Rock's playing the titular role. Will it be any good? We have no idea! We never have any idea! But we sure as hell hope so.
Stay tuned for more on Black Adam as further updates become available. Over the next two years.