(CNN)There have been some roadblocks alongside the manner — however Dwayne Johnson is one step closer to living his dream of being a superhero.
The Hollywood actor and former wrestler has introduced that his DC Comics movie “Black Adam” will now debut in July 2022.
Johnson, who performs the effective villain trying to redeem himself, took to Instagram on Sunday to percentage video photos from Times Square, showing an animated graphic of the movie plastered across the New York landmark’s digital monitors.
As the most effective date seems in flashing neon lighting, an ominous voice-over publicizes: “The hierarchy of strength in the DC Universe is set to trade.”
“A disruptive and unstoppable international force of a message from the man in black himself. ‘Black Adam’ is coming July 29, 2022,” the caption on the Instagram post reads.
“Black Adam” will mark Johnson’s debut because the DC man or woman, who’s the enemy of Shazam — performed with the aid of Zachary Levi inside the DC Extended Universe.
Revealing the mission in 2019, Johnson stated the role of Black Adam turned into “not like every other I’ve ever performed in my profession.”
“As a child, Superman become the hero I continually desired to be. But, some years into my delusion, I found out that Superman was the hero, I could by no means be. I became too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too immune to conference and authority,” he wrote in an Instagram put up.
He introduced that Black Adam is “blessed via magic with the powers identical to SUPERMAN, however the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or stroll the line. He’s a rebellious, one among a type superhero, who’ll constantly do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way.
“Black Adam” changed into formerly slated for December of this 12 months however became taken off the Warner Bros. release agenda returned in October 2020. Warner Bros., like CNN, is owned with the aid of WarnerMedia.
The new release date approach the antihero film will arrive the identical weekend as Disney’s fifth “Indiana Jones” film.
Confirmation of the release date comes days after it was announced that former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan has joined the “Black Adam” solid as Doctor Fate. The film additionally stars Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone and Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher