Dwayne Johnson Reveals Production Start Date for ‘Black Adam’ – Finally

The Rock first signed on to the project almost a decade ago

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson has revealed when “Black Adam” will finally begin production, after being attached to the project for almost a decade.

“This project has been with me for over 10yrs,” The Rock tweeted on Friday. “Production begins this July.”

Johnson, who has been attached to the role since 2008, will produce “Black Adam” with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia via their Seven Bucks Productions banner, along with Beau Flynn’s FlynnPictureCo. Jaume Collet-Serra will direct.

Johnson, Flynn, Garcia, Garcia and Collet-Serra also collaborated on Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” which also stars Emily Blunt. “Jungle Cruise” will be released on July 24, 2020.

Black Adam didn’t show up in David F. Sandberg’s “Shazam!” although Johnson’s character, a famous villain to Shazam, did. Sandberg said the reason for that was because both characters needed their own movie to be introduced to audiences.

One thing worth noting, though — Black Adam does show up for a split-second in “Shazam!” When the Wizard first summons Billy Batson to the Rock of Eternity, the Wizard tells the story that thousands of years ago, he had chosen a champion to be worthy of his powers, only for that champion to cause death and destruction. A golden hologram appears inside the Rock of Eternity as the Wizard tells the story, clearly showing the previous champion, Black Adam, who turned to the dark side and used his powers for evil, resulting in the Seven Deadly Sins being unleashed.

Johnson can next be seen in “Jumanji: The Next Level,” which will be in theaters Dec. 13, and his “Red Notice” and “The King” in pre-production.

See Johnson’s tweet below.