We've been waiting with bated breath for the latest announcement regarding Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam movie, and now we have confirmation that the film will be releasing next summer.

Per a teaser featuring Johnson that ran prior to the NCAA Basketball Regional Semifinal game, as well as a thrilling takeover in Times Square, New York, the film's new release date is July 29, 2022.

Black Adam Release Date: Official Announcement, How The Rock can Change DC's movie?
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Given that The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson, is the biggest movie star on the planet, it's surprising he hasn't played a superhero in the Marvel or DC universe yet. The 48-year-old actor posted a video of the film on Monday (according to India time) to make the announcement from Times Square in the city, Collider cites.

Black Adam Release Date: Official Announcement, How The Rock can Change DC's movie?
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Of all the ways to announce a release date, booming it over a giant speaker in Times Square ranks pretty high, reported CNET.

The film is officially two weeks out from filming, as we learned from a previous post via Johnson's Instagram account that also revealed the first page of the Black Adam script. It was originally slated for a December 2021 release but was eventually pushed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson and Brosnan make up part of a wildly impressive cast already, including Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, as well as Marwan Kenzari in a currently unknown role and Sarah Shahi as "a university professor and freedom fighter leading the resistance in Kahndaq." The movie is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who also teamed up with Johnson on the upcoming Disney film Jungle Cruise.

"Word on the street is that Black Adam, himself is making an announcement today. Let's see what he has in store as the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change. Stay tuned," he had captioned the video.Hours prior to the announcement, Johnson had shared a brief video about Black Adam's origin story as a part of the DC comics, and will now be a part of the DC cinematic universe as well, reported India TV News.

Production on "Black Adam" is scheduled to kick off in April in Atlanta, Georgia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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How The Rock Can Change The DCEU

Like the Fast & Furious franchise found a strong supporting character and protagonist of a spinoff in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the DCEU can find its new star once he debuts as the titular character of Black Adam. Dwayne Johnson has been attached to Black Adam for quite a few years, long before the DCEU officially started in 2013 with Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Despite the unfortunate decline of the franchise after the theatrical cut of Justice League, the live-action debut of the DC anti-hero and legendary Shazam villain has continued to be in development.

Black Adam is set to release some time in the near future, but it probably won't have many connections to the story of Zack Snyder's Justice League. An appearance by Henry Cavill's Superman is also off the table after Warner Bros.' decision to move forward with a different iteration of the character. The only considerable connection to the rest of the DCEU fans are expecting to see is Black Adam's eventual fight with his archnemesis, Zachary Levi's Shazam.

Black Adam counts with a promising cast, composed of the likes of Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, as well as the interesting prospect of a Justice Society and their possible ties with and the legend of the original seven champions. Black Adam could be the start of a new DCEU after The Flash reboots it. However, the most important addition for the DCEU as a whole is The Rock and his cinematic golden touch.

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