Dwayne Johnson Confirms Black Adam Begins Filming Summer 2020

Do you smell what’s cooking? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has called it — the long-awaited Black Adam movie begins production sometime next year!

As stated on Johnson’s Twitter, he indicated that the live-action adaptation of the iconic DC Comics supervillain/anti-hero, which he’ll be playing as, is set to start filming in July 2020.


While nothing is confirmed about the exact details of the movie and its titular main character, Johnson gave an inkling as to what to expect of the Black Adam when the movie comes out.

“Black Adam, how he starts, he starts off as a villain,” said Johnson to ComicBook.com. “Then he becomes an anti-hero. And then he might become a hero, or he might not.”

For the uninitiated, Black Adam’s reputation in the annals of DC Comics is, naturally, a mixed bag, as the black-clad bearer of the mystical powers of the Rock of Eternity is often portrayed as a villain opposite to Shazam. However, in other instances, he is also portrayed as an anti-hero capable of noble feats, if he so chooses.


Johnson is coy as to how exactly his rendition of Black Adam will be in the movie, but if what he’s saying above is true, everyone loves a villain-turned-hero.

This confirmation also officially dashes all hopes and rumours that the Fast & Furious, Jumanji and Skyscraper star could star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, for now at least.