After talking about it for what feels like three years, the Warner Bros/ DC Black Adam film is finally happening with Dwayne Johnson. Today, the studio announced that the film will hit theaters on December 22, 2021.
Along with the release date, we got a special treat in the form of a concept art poster for the film. While there’s no beating an actual pic of The Rock as Black Adam, a great visualization from comic book icon Jim Lee is nothing to sneeze at either.
If you aren’t familiar with the character, here’s the TLDR from Wikipedia.
As originally depicted, Black Adam was a corrupted, ancient Egyptian predecessor of Captain Marvel [Shazam! was originally called Captain Marvel; it’s all very confusing], who fought his way to modern times to challenge the hero and his Marvel Family associates. Since the turn of the 21st century, however, Black Adam has been re-defined by DC Comics writers Jerry Ordway, Geoff Johns, and David S. Goyer as a corrupted antihero attempting to clear his name and reputation. Featured roles in such comic book series as Justice Society of America (JSA), Villains United, Infinite Crisis, and 52 have elevated the character to an unprecedented level of prominence in the overall universe of DC Comics characters.