Date: 15th November 2019
Dwayne Johnson has revealed the release date for "Black Adam", his superhero movie spinoff of "Shazam!" The DC film will open on Dec. 22, 2021. That puts it just days after Avatar 2's Dec. 17, 2021 release date.
In his post, Johnson said he always wanted to be a superhero growing up, specifically Superman but realized he could never attain Clark Kent’s nobility and goodness. However, Johnson said he found the hero that’s right for him.
"Black Adam is blessed by magic with the powers equal to Superman, but the difference is he doesn't toe the mark or walk the line. He's a rebellious, one of a kind superhero, who'll always do what's right for the people – but he does it his way," Johnson wrote. "Truth and justice - the Black Adam way. This role is unlike any other I've ever played in my career and I'm grateful to the bone we'll all go on this journey together."
Though a villain, Johnson is positioning Black Adam as a good guy. Created by Otto Binder and C. C. Beck, Black Adam, an ancient Egyptian predecessor of Captain Marvel, was a recurring enemy to him and his family. He made his debut as a one-time villain in the December 1945 first issue of Fawcett Comics’ The Marvel Family.
Source: Press Release