The new fad is taking the plunge into the superhero universe and celebrities have had no qualms in admitting the same. From Bollywood’s Sidharth Malhotra expressing his desire to star in a superhero film to Dwayne Johnson echoing similar sentiments, there is a line of stars waiting for their dreams to become reality. In great news, The Rock – as the world knows him – has landed the role of his life and will soon commence shooting for Black Adam in 2020. The actor disclosed he is elated for the film and cannot wait to begin filming for one of his most-awaited projects of all time.
Black Adam is Shazam's arch-nemesis and a complex anti-hero with a rich history of his own. The film based on the DC villain will open on December 22, 2021, a few days after Avatar 2 releases on December 17. It’s still more than a year away but has fans gripped with excitement! Johnson announced the film's release date on Thursday. "Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what's right and always protecting the people,” he said.
Johnson continued, “It all changed for me, when I was 10 years 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 realised that Superman was the hero, I could never be," he wrote. "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 honoured to join the iconic #DCUniverse and it's a true pleasure to become, Black Adam.” He then elaborated on the difference between Black Adam and Superman. “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 a 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,” he concluded.