Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Production Reportedly Pushed To 2021

Work on the anti-hero's film may be stalled due to the star's prior commitments.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam has reportedly been hit with a delay on production until 2021.

Much like countless other films and shows across the industry, production on Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam will apparently be delayed until 2021 due to the star’s already busy schedule. Most recently, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before star Noah Centineo joined the Black Adam cast as Atom Smasher. While Johnson himself confirmed there will be Black Adam news at the upcoming DC FanDome event in August.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, work on Black Adam is being reshuffled due to Dwayne Johnson’s commitment to Red Notice, which was delayed because of the ongoing pandemic and the star will be returning to production on the Netflix later this film as soon as it’s safe to do so. But since Black Adam was slated to begin production this summer after being pushed from spring, it seems likely the star won’t be able to start work on the DC film until sometime in 2021. The knock-on effect of all this probably means Black Adam‘s release date of December 22 next year could also be shifted, but only time will tell.

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While we wait for more news on Black Adam, here is the synopsis for Shazam!:

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quick.

Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans and Djimon Hounsou.

Shazam! is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Black Adam is currently scheduled to hit theaters on December 22, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest news surrounding Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam and the DC Extended Universe!

Source: THR

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