Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson shares first look at Black Adam, revealing his 'superhero dreams have come true'
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has given his many social media fans sneak-peak of himself in character as the supervillain/anti-hero Black Adam; the latest addition to the DC Cinematic Universe.
As part of a collaboration between digital artist BossLogic and DC Comics artist Jim Lee, Johnson stated that he was ‘honored’ to join the DC Universe and enthusiastic about playing the iconic character.
Johnson captioned the picture of himself in the tights and cape by writing: "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. [sic]"
He added: "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. [sic]"
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He added: "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. [sic]"
Black Adam was the comic book nemesis of Shazam for many years before (much like Johnson himself) making a heel-face-turn into a morally-ambiguous crimefighter in his own right.
The character was first introduced back when the character was still called Captain Marvel in the first issue of Fawcett Comics' The Marvel Family comic book in December 1945. This was before Marvel comics later invented their own Captain Marvel - who was played by Brie Larson in a recent MCU movie.
The movie is due to be released in cinemas on December 22, 2021, but only time will tell if it will feature appearances from the cast of the 2019 Shazam! movie.