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First Look At Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson As Black Adam

by : Lucy Connolly on : 15 Nov 2019 08:23
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has revealed what he will look like as the DC Comics’ anti-hero Black Adam – and let me tell you, it’s something else.

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The movie, now starting to finally take off after years in the works, is scheduled to begin production next summer before hitting cinemas in December 2021.

Basically, we’ve got to wait an entire two years until we see The Rock taking down his enemies as the rebellious superhero. Luckily though, he’s given us a sneak-peak of what he will look like doing it.

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Johnson shared a picture of himself in the role on social media in the form of a ‘first time ever bad ass’ collaboration between digital artist BossLogic and DC Comics artist Jim Lee.

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Alongside the concept art, the 47-year-old actor said he was ‘honoured’ to join the DC Universe while sharing with his fans his enthusiasm for the role and the movie itself.

He also expressed how grateful he was to be able to portray an unconventional hero, and one that doesn’t necessarily follow the rules in order to get what he wants.

Check out his Instagram post below:

The Rock wrote:

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.

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Johnson went on to say Black Adam ‘doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line’, describing him as a ‘rebellious, one of a kind superhero who’ll always do what’s right for the people’. However, there’s one big difference between him and Superman, he says: ‘He does it his way.’

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He also said the role is ‘unlike any other’ he’s ever done in his career, before unveiling the release date as December 22, 2021.

The film’s producer, Hiram Garcia, previously told ComicBook viewers should expect a character who is ‘going through a journey’, stating that although Black Adam was created as a villain, he evolved into an antihero that ‘we always loved and responded to’.

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The Rock added that fans should expect an arc from the character, saying: ‘Black Adam, how he starts, he starts off as a villain.Then, he becomes an anti-hero. And then he might become a hero or we might not.’

Black Adam hits cinemas on December 22, 2021.

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Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

Topics: Film and TV, Dwayne Johnson, Film, Superhero, The Rock

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    First Look at Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Black Adam