Black Adam Release Date: DC Movie to Release in 2021, Says Dwayne Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson at the 2017 Oscars

Highlights
  • Black Adam movie to release December 2021 in India
  • Johnson plays the lead character, who he thinks is a hero
  • Will release the week after James Cameron’s Avatar 2

Warner Bros. has set a December 22, 2021 release date for Black Adam, the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-starrer superhero movie that’s part of the DC film universe. Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop) is directing Black Adam. It joins the Robert Pattinson-led The Batman (June 25, 2021) from writer-director Matt Reeves, and James Gunn-directed The Suicide Squad (August 6, 2021) as confirmed DC entries in 2021. The three might be joined by The Flash, the standalone entry starring Ezra Miller and from director Andy Muschietti (It), which is expected to release sometime in 2021.

“Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero,” Johnson said in an Instagram post Thursday that announced the Black Adam release date. “Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right and always protecting the people. It all changed for me, when I was 10-[years]-old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – Superman. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realised 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.