It seems nothing will keep Black Adam down this time.
Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Sunday that the film will be in theaters on July 29th, 2022. The news is some relief as the project has been in various states of pre-production for over ten years. In that time, star Dwayne Johnson has been attached to play the DC Comics anti-hero and often took to his social media to tell people filming will being “next summer.” It seems, in the end, production will begin next month.
Besides Johnson, the film will include Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone and Marwan Kenzari in an as-yet undisclosed role. Sarah Shahi will also appear in a part most assume to be a version of Adrianna Tomaz.
Behind the screen, Jaume Collet-Serra will direct from a script by Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani. The plot is, of course, unknown, although Johnson teased a story which will both reveal Adam’s life thousands of years ago and a modern day story in which he comes into conflict with the Justice Society of America. Presumably, the film will also set up an eventual fight again Shazam(Zachary Levi).
Also of note: Warner Bros. went out of its way to say the film will be only in theaters, further cementing their stated commitment to theatrical exhibition despite the current hybrid release experiment on HBO Max.
Black Adam opens on July 29th, 2022.