Dwayne Johnson’s shoe unboxing video on Instagram features an unexpected appearance of his copy of Black Adam‘s script.
A long-time enemy of DC Comics’ Captain Marvel, Black Adam first emerged in 1945 and, like many other comic book supervillains, has gone through multiple iterations over the decades. The character eventually came to be known as Shazam!.
Perceived as a historical Egyptian super-being who eventually gets corrupted by his powers, the modern-day version of Black Adam first appeared in 1994’s The Power of Shazam!, a graphic novel by Jerry Ordway.
Black Adam has been portrayed only sparingly and primarily in an animated form outside the world of comic books. His last appearance was as a Legion of Doom member on the TV show Harley Quinn.
Now, the character is finally set to make his arrival in the DCEU, with Johnson playing the role in a spinoff of Shazam!. The good news for Black Adam fans is that with Johnson having his script on hand, filming is potentially ready to begin after the movie was postponed due to COVID.
The movie was originally planned to be released in theaters in December 2021, but the project got delayed due to the pandemic. For now, no new release date has been indicated.
“When Johnson said, ‘Welcome to Black Adam,’ it was literally like what I imagined winning the lottery to feel like.”Aldis Hodge (Dwayne Johnson’s co-star)
Johnson has been actively building hype for Black Adam on social media by posting various videos, including one where he gave fans a peek at his physical rehearsal for the character. Recently, Johnson reminded fans of the movie in a more subtle way by posting a video showing the actor promoting his Project Rock product line, but sliding in a little Black Adam tease as well.
The Black Adam script can be clearly spotted in the video when Johnson places a pair of slides right on the script. Johnson amusingly goes on with calling attention to the obvious cross-promotion. The actor knows entirely well that the script’s presence will attract more interest to the video, and therefore draw more interest to the shoes he’s promoting.
Apart from being a huge international movie star, Johnson is also an excellent promoter, whether it be his shoe line or upcoming DCEU spinoff film. There is no hiding from the fact that the star will have more Black Adam sneak peeks to share in the coming months as the film moves forward in its production.
About Black Adam
Black Adam is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics fictional supervillain, directed by Jaume Collett-Serra. It is a spinoff to the 2019 movie Shazam!, and the 11th film in the DCEU franchise.
Black Adam is the antihero to Shazam and possesses the same powers as the white-caped superhero. But after being imprisoned for 5000 years, he is finally free, and now, the Justice Society of America, a team of superheroes, must stop him before he fulfills his mission to wreak havoc on the world that rejected him.
The film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Black Adam, and joining him are cast members Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, Pierce Brosnan, and Viola Davis.