Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson revealed why there is no padding on the official suit design for the new DCEU film.
At this moment, the only glimpses we’ve gotten at Dwayne Johnson in the Black Adam suit has been through concept art. Principal Photography on the highly-anticipated new DCEU film wrapped, but an official look at arguably Hollywood’s biggest star suited up has yet to be seen.
Some fans have expressed concern over the potential padding of the Black Adam suit. Some of these concerns arose due to the design of Zachary Levi’s Shazam suit from his 2019 film debut. Thankfully, fans concerned over potential padding don’t need to worry because Dwayne Johnson certainly took that into consideration. While promoting his new film Jungle Cruise, the actor revealed why Black Adam’s suit ditched the padding altogether:
“I wanted to come in in the best shape of my life. I wanted to raise the bar. When we first – and I sent [Emily Blunt] pictures – it was funny when we first tried on the first costume that they had made for me. It was padded,.Like all the superhero costumes are padded. But when you have padding, it actually takes away from your real body so all this went away.”
Dwayne Johnson explained that a previous design had fake padding all over it, which he found to be a terrible look. This led to a complete redesign, which is sure to showcase the actor’s stunning physique that is certainly worthy of the iconic DC Comics character.
Are you excited to see Dwayne Johnson finally don the Black Adam suit? Do you find it reassuring that there is no padding on it? Sound off in the comments below.
In addition to Dwayne Johnson, the DC film stars Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate. Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, James Cusati-Moyer, and Bodhi Sabongui are also on board in undisclosed roles. Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions are producing the movie with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. FlynnPictureCo’s Scott Sheldon serves as an executive producer.
Black Adam will hit theaters on July 29, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the DC Multiverse on the big screen. Also, be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content!