Dwayne Johnson Reveals ‘Black Adam’ Production Start Has Been Delayed Due To Coronavirus

Dwayne Johnson has revealed that principal photography on Black Adam has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The ongoing coronavirus crisis has hit the movie and television industry, with numerous projects halting production for the time being. During a recent Instagram Live video, Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson confirmed that the production start date of the DC highly-anticipated Comics movie has also been pushed back due because of the coronavirus.

According to Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam will now begin shooting in August or September of this year. The project was previously set to kick off production this July. Here’s what Johnson had to say on the matter:

“We still plan on shooting probably at the end of summer now, probably pushed into the end of August or September. That is a project I hold near and dear to my heart and so I can’t wait to get started.”

Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam will introduce Hawkman, Doctor Fate and the Justice Society of America to the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. and DC’s Shazam! was originally going to feature Black Adam before the decision was made to give the character his own standalone film.

In the meantime, fans can still re-watch the original Shazam! film on all home media formats:

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.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.