BossLogic has become one of the go-to artists for realistic depictions of what actors would look like in various major movie roles. His art has started going viral in recent years and he has even started doing more official works for various studios. It looks like that could be the case with the new piece of art that Dwayne Johnson posted on his official Instagram. We don’t know much about the Black Adam movie but Johnson shared a new piece of art from BossLogic that shows him as the titular character. Whether or not this is an official look is unknown but one thing that the post does reveal is that the movie has a release date; December 22, 2021.
The last official word we heard about Black Adam was when Jaume Collet-Serra was announced to be in talks to direct the project back in June. Now that we have a release date we can assume that more casting announcements will be on the way as production is likely set to start sometime next year. Johnson described what about Black Adam he liked about the character in the Instagram post.
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. Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way.
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The Man in Black ⚡️ 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. BLACK ADAM 12.22.21 ⚡️ Huge thank you to my friends, @jimlee and @bosslogic for this first time ever bad ass collaboration.
Black Adam is mostly known as the main antagonist for Shazam. Johnson has been cast as Black Adam since 2014 and was originally supposed to be introduced in the Shazam movie. However, in 2017, it was announced that Shazam and Black Adam would be getting their own movies before meeting in a third somewhere down the line. We should expect to learn more about what kind of movie Black Adam is going to be when they start casting over the course of the next couple of months. As to whether or not the above image is what Johnson is going to look like as the character is unknown.