Dwayne Johnson confirms his DC solo movie Black Adam will begin filming in spring 2021 after the film lost its December 2021 release date.
Filming on Black Adam is officially scheduled to begin in spring 2021. Dwayne Johnson joined the DC family several years ago to play Black Adam in a movie. At the time, the plan was for Johnson to be the villain in Shazam!, but those plans changed to give Black Adam a solo film instead. Johnson has spent years developing his DC Extended Universe debut and it was finally making some progress before COVID-19.
Warner Bros. and DC have recently been busy filling out the cast around Johnson. Noah Centineo is confirmed to be Atom Smasher, while Aldis Hodge is set as Hawkman. They are two of the heroes who will help form the Justice Society of America in Black Adam. However, some recently began to question the future of the film. As part of a massive release date reshuffling, Black Adam lost its December 2021 release date and Warner Bros. didn’t give it a new one. This led some fans to worry if the movie was going to be significantly delayed, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Click the button below to start this article in quick view.
Dwayne Johnson recently confirmed in an Instagram post that the plan for Black Adam is for production to begin in early 2021. He is currently busy filming Netflix’s Red Notice and will wrap production on the action movie next month. After that, Johnson will begin work on his NBC show Young Rock. He then confirmed that Black Adam is next up on his schedule and that a spring 2021 start in Atlanta is lined up.
Prior to Black Adam losing its release date, producer Hiram Garcia said that the movie would begin production in early 2021. Instead of potentially delaying filming after not having a release date, it is a good sign for Black Adam that production remains on track. This also isn’t too surprising as it was recently revealed Sarah Shahi joined the cast. As Johnson’s co-stars continue to be found, there is further proof that Black Adam is moving forward as planned.
A spring 2021 start for Black Adam should allow the movie to be released in theaters sometime in 2022. It is expected that productions will take longer than before due to COVID-19 safety precautions, but DC was in the habit of starting filming about 18 months before a movie’s intended release. A similar schedule would make Black Adam ready to be released in the fall of 2022. WB and DC recently moved The Flash to November 2022 and still have Aquaman 2 scheduled for December 2022. With The Batman also scheduled for 2022, releasing Black Adam in the same year would be a record four live-action DC movies in a single year. Hopefully, the studios will announce a new official release date soon.
More: Why Black Adam Doesn’t Have A Release Date (& When It Could Happen)
Source: Dwayne Johnson
Key Release Dates
- Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)Release date: Dec 25, 2020
- The Suicide Squad (2021)Release date: Aug 06, 2021
- The Batman (2022)Release date: Mar 04, 2022
- DC Super Pets (2022)Release date: May 20, 2022
- The Flash (2022)Release date: Nov 04, 2022
- Shazam 2 (2023)Release date: Jun 02, 2023
- Aquaman 2 (2022)Release date: Dec 16, 2022
All 15 Godzilla Villains Explained
About The Author