Dwayne Johnson Calls ‘Black Adam’ Training ‘Arduous’

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Dwayne Johnson says the training for Black Adam has been an arduous process.

The hierarchy of power in the DC Extended Universe has no choice but to change now that Dwayne Johnson is Black Adam. A passion project for the wrestler turned actor, Black Adam has long been gestating for around a decade. Filming on the DC film finally wrapped up last year and Johnson’s superhero debut is primed to hit cinemas this summer.

One of the most talked-about components of the film is Dwayne Johnson’s physique. The star has kept in tip-top shape for the role, mentioning numerous times how difficult training for Black Adam has been. In a recent interview with Men’s Journal, Johnson expanded upon just how arduous training for the superhero project was.

“The training we did for this movie was the most arduous I’ve ever done in my life. I promise you this: The hierarchy of power in the DC universe is about to change.”

Dwayne Johnson was then asked when he began training for the role. It turns out that Johnson began training for the role sooner than you think.

“I started training for Black Adam when I came out of the womb. I believe I was born to play this character. But in all honesty, this project has been with me for 10 ten years now. The process began when we started to stand the material up and really developed it into what it is present day. Once the start date was agreed on by our Seven Bucks production company, the rest of my team, Warner Bros. Studio, and DC Comics, I started to build an exhaustive training program with my coach Dave Rienzi. I wanted to come into this in the best shape of my career.”

Let’s just hope changing the hierarchy of power in the DC universe is worth it for Johnson.

In addition to Dwayne Johnson, DC’s Black Adam 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. 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 is set to hit theaters on July 29, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the highly-anticipated Dwayne Johnson DC Film, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content.

Source: Men’s Journal