Believe it or not, Dwayne Johnson was originally cast as DC’s Black Adam over thirteen years ago now, going on fourteen this fall.
While The Rock has clearly been filling his time over the years with other projects such as Moana, Jumanji, Fast and Furious or Rampage, the actor has been waiting a long time to suit up as the comic book antihero. And now the time has finally come. Johnson has officially started filming the upcoming Black Adam movie.
The Rock has been sharing his workout journey leading up to the DCEU role for some time now, recently revealing his insanely ripped legs just a few days ago. Friday night, Dwayne Johnson shared this photo on Instagram to celebrate his first day on set with a sweet message:
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Sounds like he’s pumped to finally play the role! Dwayne Johnson is in Atlanta, Georgia with his talented cast to bring the origin story to life. The 48-year-old described kicking off filming as exciting, “humbling” and an “honor.” The Rock also highlighted Black Adam’s director, Jaume Collet-Serra, who he previously worked with on Jungle Cruise along with the movie’s director of photography, Lawrence Sher, who received an Oscar nomination for his cinematography on Joker in 2019.