Dwayne Johnson wraps filming for DC’s Black Adam, says Hardest undertaking of my entire career physically and mentally
The Rock is ready to roll. Dwayne Johnson has tweeted out that his eagerly awaited new film Black Adam has wrapped. “That a wrap on BLACK ADAM Incredible journey. Hardest undertaking of my entire career physically & mentally. Worth every second. Boundless gratitude to my 1,000+ crew members, actors and director, Jaume Collet-Serra. The hierarchy of power in DC Universe is changing.”
The Black Adam story is complicated. Thousands of years before Billy Batson became Captain Marvel, the wizard Shazam selected another for the role. Teth-Adam, aka “Mighty Adam,” was a hero at first. But then absolute power corrupted absolutely. He became Black Adam, and was exiled by Shazam. Now returned to earth and our time, he’s seen the error of his ways, and he’s trying to clear his name. Black Adam also stars Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate.Current schedule has Black Adam hitting theaters on July 29, 2022.
Jaume Collet-Serra, who also directed Johnson alongside Emily Blunt in Disney’s Jungle Cruise, will direct. Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions are producing Black Adam with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. FlynnPictureCo’s Scott Sheldon will serve as EP. Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the latest draft. Adam Sztykiel wrote the previous draft.
On other hand WWE has reportedly discussed a possible tag team match for the expected feud between Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. There was some surprise last Friday when Jimmy Uso was still featured in the top SmackDown storyline just days after his latest DUI arrest. Now the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Jimmy’s current storyline with cousin Reigns and brother Jey Uso is a major part of plans for WrestleMania 38 in 2022. As we’ve noted, The Rock is expected to wrestle Reigns at either WrestleMania 38 from Dallas in 2022, or at WrestleMania 39 in 2023 from Los Angeles. Word now is that one idea being considered has The Rock and one of The Usos vs. Reigns and the other Uso brother.
It was noted that the goal is to do something with Rock and Reigns at WrestleMania 38 next year, and if concessions have to be made due to Rock and his movie career, out of concerns for potential injuries, then they would do the tag team match so that Rock can be protected from doing too much. The idea behind the tag team match is that it would keep the feud “all in the family” and decide who really is The Tribal Chief – Reigns or Rock. The Rock vs. Reigns singles match is the preferred way to go but any involvement with The Rock is best for business over Rock not working the show at all. We’re still months away from WrestleMania 38 Season and anything could happen, but the tag team match is at least one idea being considered.